Defend Against Demonic Influence With the Armor of God
Is there any way to FURTHER protect myself other than prayers?
In the spiritual realm, Putting on the Armor of God is simply acknowledging the Power of protection that God has given you; and actively using it. If you have a car, but do not use it, what good is it?
Paul illustrated the Armor of God with a word picture to make it easier for people to understand:
Shoes of Peace:
To ground yourself in God’s strength, not your own.
Belt of Truth:
To ask him to bring up any sin that may be standing in the way of your growth.
Breastplate of Righteousness:
To protect your heart, when the world throws ‘untruths’ or negative ‘non-biblical’ words about who you are. (Remember that you are a new creature in Christ!)
Helmet of Salvation:
To protect your head from any Doubt. You must cover your head to hear only what God says is the truth about you.
Sword of the Spirit:
To attack the enemy! This is the active part. You must read the Word, Study the Word, and SPEAK the Word out loud. It will build you up, and tear your enemy down at the same time. Awesome power that is available right in your hands. It may look like an innocent book, but there is a lot of power in that baby.
Shield of Faith:
This gets built only if you pay attention to God’s blessings and his touches in your life. ASK him to build your shield of faith thicker in the spiritual realm every time He answers a prayer, gives you a blessing, sends you spiritual support and love. Your faith will EXPLODE if you remember the good things He is doing.
I always like to cover my Armor with the Blood of Jesus. This is scary and humiliating to the Devil as the cross is where he was defeated. Remind him of his defeat, and that his tactics are like a lion’s roar, coming from a toothless lion. He makes a lot of noise, but has no power!
You’ve got the power. God gave it to you. USE IT!
When you are being spiritually attacked, it is like going outside in a war zone with a big neon target dot on your chest. Cover yourself, girl. Empower yourself. Show God you are serious about doing your part, and He will take care of the rest.
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