16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16
The world has been under siege from the devil since the day the first man fell. People of diverse backgrounds have been under his mercy. His quest to take the lives of those fearing his diabolic ways has only increased with time. But, thanks be to God that through His Word, we have safety because of our shield of faith.
It is instructive that above all else, we should take our shield of faith. Faith is what we need to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. Satan, together with his agents, are a bunch of wicked spirits. The most powerful weapon to protect yourself and your loved ones is faith from God.
There is a misconception that faith means placing your trust in God. That is far from the truth. Faith is not self-generated so no one can put his/her own trust in God. It is received only from God through His Word.
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
Until you receive the Word of Life, you do not have faith. I repeat, until you have the Word of Life, you do not have faith. Faith is not having the confidence that your circumstances will be better; neither is it presumption. It is holding unto the Word you have received from the Father regarding a situation – knowing that, He that has said it is faithful to bring it to pass.
Satan operates mainly through fear- the very reason our shield of faith can quench the darts he throws at us. Until your shield of faith is up, the devil can knock you down. However, in the world, the battle is between faith and fear. Faith from our Father, and fear from the devil. But we are always victorious because of our faith.
Daily Use Your Shield Of Faith
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17
Our shield of faith must be with us every day. In other words, we cannot live a day without the Word in our spirits. If you are one of those who only hear the Word on a Sunday, then you need to repent right now. You can live without food for a couple of days, but you cannot live without the Word for a single day as a child of God.
Your mind must be filled with the Word. Faith must literally overwhelm you until you come to the point of unconsciously living the Word. It’s pretty obvious that as a believer, you have no choice but to have your shield of faith ready at all times. You must say no to fear, and yes to faith – Hallelujah!
Fear will prevail in the absence of faith. Faith changes the story from despair to hope. Without it, a lot more would have been at the mercy of the devil. Remember, even though we live in this world, we are not from here. Make your Father proud today by talking faith, living faith, and making sure not to let down your shield of faith. Stay blessed
Read Further: 2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:6, 1 Corinthians 2:5
Prayer For Today
Faithful Father, In the name of Jesus Christ I thank you for such an honor to live by your Word. Today, I hold up high my shield of faith by setting in motion, every Word I have received. Your Word is true, and stored in my heart for my own good. Thank you in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen