Part 2 The Armour of God
THE ARMOUR OF GOD Part 2
(Continuing our series on Spiritual Warfare)
How can I compact the Shield of Faith in a few sentences? Well I can’t because faith is a huge topic. But I can recount a time when God showed me the power of the shield of faith. I was at home suffering from depression and panic attacks. I remember lying on the couch too afraid to step outside my door, crying out to God to help me. It was then I heard the scripture “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7. As I pondered this I began to see a shield around me. I felt so protected and secure, that later that day, I was able to catch a bus to the shops. All the way there as I repeated the scripture I could see God’s shield and feel his strength and care.
Often our mind is a battlefield, unhealthy thoughts pressing in causing us to go on an emotional roller coaster. Our mind is the first place for sin to sow its seed resulting in sinful action. The Helmet of Salvation reminds us to take every thought captive so the devil cannot take a foothold. The devil has every right to step in if we do the wrong thing. Of course, once we repent, we have Jesus who forgives us and the devil gets his marching orders.
Once we have our armour in place we can take up the most powerful weapon we have, The Sword of the Spirit. (Spoken word of God) With the authority of Christ we can cut off curses brought on by witchcraft, demonic rites and influences that are not of God coming against us. Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, (demonic spirits) and ov
er all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.
A Daily Prayer
Dear Lord, I repent from all sins I have committed. Forgive me. I place on myself the Belt of Truth. Protect me from errors, lies and deceptions of the enemy. With your Breastplate of Righteousness protect me from evil and sinful desires. Unforgiveness, shame, guilt, fear, doubt, anger, bitterness, rebellion, resentment, rejection pride, self righteousness, judgementalism and lust. I place of my feet the Gospel of peace. Protect me from passivity and lethargy. I take up the shield of Faith and cut off all sensitivity, wounding of a wounded spirit and bruising from verbal abuse. I place on myself the Helmet of Salvation I bind all spirits of mind-control, anti-Christ, death, hell, condemnation, oppressions, depression, panic, stress, unbelief, confusion, rationalisation intimidation and mental anguish. I loose into my mind the mind of Christ. With the Sword of the Spirit I cut and negate all curses that have come through prayers, spells, chants, incantations, words spoken against me through witchcraft, New Age, astral channels and prayers prayed that are not of You. I cover myself with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The benefits from praying the armour on daily will astound you.