The Shield of Faith


Good morning, and a warm welcome back to all my dear readers today! I have by God’s grace been doing alright, and I hope you have as well.

Today, let us return to our discussion of the Armor of God.

4. THE SHIELD OF FAITH

As we read before in Ephesians, Chapter 6, verse 14-17,

16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”pt196_fierydarts-cropped

This, my friends, is what I have been waiting for. My favorite part of the Armor, the shield of faith!

Our faith in God alone can save us in any time of distress or need. We all know what a shield does for a soldier at battle. The shield is like a part of the armor that he can manipulate to protect different parts of his body according to the enemy’s attack.

A soldier’s shield moves according to how his hand moves, as it is his hand that holds his shield. If we all carry a shield of faith, it is our necessity to carry it and hold it up with all our might, no matter what, in order to protect ourselves so we may  fight further.

shield-of-faithI hope you understand that what I am trying to say is that our faith is our responsibility. Hold it up all the time, meaning don’t lose your faith. The enemy may try to separate you from your shield using his swords and spears, but only if we hold on to it so tight will we be able to protect ourselves. Our faith in God should be strong enough so that no matter who or what comes in our way, we will never let go of that shield.

Having strong faith protects us because God can only protect you if you believe and trust that He can. If you have read my earlier posts, then I trust you remember how I once talked of how our fear makes us vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy. If you would like to read that post once again, please CLICK HERE.

Why should we, the soldiers of the army of the almighty and powerful Heavenly Father, fear at all? Hold on to your faith, my dear fellow soldiers, because it is our duty to fight for our God.

As long as you don’t let go of your shield, the enemy can never touch you. But in order to be completely protected from the enemy, we need ALL the parts of the armor. That is precisely why I am continuing this subject and looking at each part of the armor one by one in detail.

Only if we know exactly what each part of the armor does and what it is comprised of, will we be able to do some soul-searching to see if we lack any of the parts of this armor.

Don’t forget that the enemy is looking for every chance to attack you, and you may not even know it; therefore, always be fully prepared for anything. Therefore, my friends, keepArmorOfGod-1_49213259_std your armor intact every second of every day, not letting the enemy touch you. Check your armor when you get the chance, looking to see if you’ve accidentally taken off the belt of truth or your shoes of peace.

I urge my readers to do some serious soul-searching every day, whenever you can find the time. Check yourself to see where you lack in the eyes of God, and try your best to live up to the expectations your Heavenly Father has of you.

This battle is not an easy one. It is one that requires great courage, spirit and loyalty to our Father. This battle is one that tests every one of our abilities. This battle is a test of our faith, courage and desire and striving to succeed. This battle tests our patience to hold on till the very end. This battle tests who we are and where we stand in accordance with God.

All I can say as a fellow soldier, is that we are in this together, and that God is with us no matter what. Feel free to e-mail me whenever you’d like, if you’d like to talk about your personal experiences in this spiritual warfare so far. I’d be glad to hear from you and discuss with you about such matters, and we can all morally support each other in this war with the devil. Here’s my e-mail: steny8295@yahoo.in

I’ll see you next time, and in the meanwhile may God bless you and may the peace of Christ be with you!

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Your Shoes of Peace


Greetings my dear readers!! Welcome back! This is our first post for the year of 2013, so may I start off by saying thank you once again for all your support, and may I take a moment to thank the Almighty God for His kind grace on this blog.. for giving me the right words and the right topics to write about.. for giving me the inspiration to write..

I hope you all had a nice New Years!

Now, onto the subject of thought – the Armor of God. We discussed the importance of the Belt of truth and the Breastplate of righteousness. Now if you remember the verse: (Ephesians, chapter 6 verses 14-17)

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

3. THE SHOES OF PREPARATION FOR THE GOSPEL OF PEACE

You feet must be shod with the “preparation of the gospel of peace” which means that you must stand ready as ever to spread the message of peace among the world.

The shoe is what protects your feet when you charge towards the enemy. Without a good caaog3shoespair of shoes, your feet would suffer from the stones and thorns of this world, and no matter how energetic you are, you wouldn’t be able to fight as well because you cannot move as you feet are injured.

This means that you must be prepared to accept as well as spread the gospel of peace. You see, if you do not  show enthusiasm for Christ’s message of peace, then how would you be able to stand and fight strong in this war?

Another question that may arise in your hearts may be “How does a soldier at war benefit from the gospel of peace if they’re trying to defeat the enemy?”

Well, the peace of Christ is what helps a child of God endure through everything. You must keep in mind that this war is not physical, but spiritual, and therefore, it is an ongoing war.. it happens everyday, whether you notice it or not.

soldier for GodEveryday, when you face hardships, feel sad, become unable to be your best for God, these are all times when the devil is trying his best to attack you and discourage you.. but no, in those hard times, like I always say, pray. Pray to God, and find strength in Him.

Once the peace of Christ overcomes your heart, then no matter how many trials and tribulations the devil brings in your life, you will be able to withstand it all, because the practice of Christ’s peace is what shoes your feet, and as long as you keep those shoes on, no matter how many thorns or stones you have to step on, they won’t affect you and you will be able to fight strong.

Spread this gospel of peace, be prepared to share it with the world every single day. Prepare your feet to carry this gospel of peace enthusiastically, and prepare yourself to fight the enemy that is vainly trying to stop you.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail me if you have questions: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you till next time!! 🙂

The Armor of God


My dearest readers, warm Christian greetings to you today!

I am opening a new poll today, and I hope that all of you will participate in it.

Today, I would like to discuss with you the subject of the armor of God.

Why does one need an armor? First of all, who needs an armor to protect them? A soldier in war, right?

We Christians are soldiers in war against evil. In Ephesians Chapter 6, verse 12 says:

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We are in a constant war against the devil. In our lives, when we live in the middle of this chaotic world, the armies of the devil are constantly trying to attack us and defeat us.

Have you ever wondered why we, the children of God, trying our best to be righteous and loyal to God, have to face the greatest and deepest hardships? I know I have. This is all part of the spiritual war we are facing. Our God has recruited us into His mighty army to fight against all evil and the devil and we must be courageous to fight with joy for our Lord.

Most of the people around us have sadly been influenced the evil powers of the devil, and so they are not having to face as much hardships in life as we are, because they are the children of the enemy. But we are not, and so that devil will constantly try to attack us and irritate us, because he cannot stand to see you and me being loyal to the Almighty God.

Always remember that in the end, victory is our Lord’s. We wrestle “not against flesh and blood”. This means that we are not in war against the evil people on earth. Our enemy is not a human or animal or anything with flesh. Our enemy is of a spiritual form. Lucifer is an evil spirit. We are here to fight against the spirit that dwells in the evil people and makes them act as they do.

We are here to fight against the troops of the devil that linger around to penetrate into human lives and cause illnesses, grief, sorrow, war, and hatred.

To make sure we are successful in this war, what must we as loyal and fiery soldiers do?
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians Chapter 6, verse 13)

The armor of God is what we need in order to survive this battle and claim victory in our Lord’s name. Now this armor is made of many components, each of which we MUST HAVE in order to survive and fight:

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

1. THE BELT OF TRUTH: You must have a belt of truth “girt” around your loin in this war. Now what is this belt used for? For the old Roman soldiers, the belt was a crucial part of their armor, because without the belt, they would have nothing to hold their scabbard in place, which is where they kept their sword. So if you do not have a belt, then you have no place to keep your sword, and you are basically charging against your enemy with no weapon.

This means that you and I must train ourselves to live in truth. We the children of God must never practice false talk and lies in life, because if we do, then there will be nothing to hold our weapon of “the word of God” in place. It all goes together. The word of God is the pure truth of the whole world, and it cannot be upheld if we also do not hold truth in life.

As time is limited for me this morning, I must now stop here, but next time we meet, we will definitely talk more about the armor of God.

Till then, may the peace of Christ be with you and may God bless you!