Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. ISAIAH 41 : 10
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS !!
Before you rush head-on into yet another hectic day .. Pause for a moment to ensure that your outfit is fully intact !!
Did you remember to put on .. The Belt Of Truth .. The Breastplate Of Righteousness .. The Shoes Of Peace .. The Shield Of Faith .. The Helmet Of Salvation .. and .. The Sword Of The Spirit .. ?
Did you remember to dress yourself for success in The Full Armor Of God .. ?
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand .. Ephesians 6 : 13
Wherefore .. Or .. Because you are fighting against spiritual wickedness, you must Take Unto You The Whole Armor Of God !!
Now, what is important for you to understand is that the phrase .. “Take Unto You” .. gives you great insight into the seriousness of the advice that is being put before you.
And Here Is The Reason Why !! .. In the Greek language used .. “Take Unto You” is like a military command that must be obeyed immediately and for all time !!
In Other Words .. You are to put on God’s armor Right Now and Do Not ever consider taking it off !!
It is important for you to maintain discipline over your flesh .. And .. Keep your spirit alert so that the Holy Spirit can keep you well informed of the enemy's movements at all times !!
You need to realise that when you Keep The Armor Of God On and you Persevere In The Spirit .. you Will Be Able to “withstand in the evil day” !!
Now, do yourself a favour .. Go back to Ephesians 6 : 13 and underline that word .. Day !!
Do this as a prominent and pertinent reminder to yourself that .. The devil’s attack against you is only for a day !!
That’s Right .. The devil Has A Limit !!
he will Not last if you will put on your armor and fight !! .. If you will Stand, his attack will soon be over and he will have to flee from you !!
STAND TALL !! .. STAND STRONG !! .. DON’T YOU QUIT !!
Are you aware that two of the greatest deceits of the devil are .. Discouragement and Exhaustion !!
In his view, if all else fails, he will very simply come at you again, and again, and again, and again, all to wear you down, tire you out and get you to throw in the towel and quit !!
Do you recall the time when Jesus was exhausted and alone in the wilderness being fiercely tempted by the devil .. Did Jesus Quit ? .. Absolutely Not !! .. Jesus stood against the devil with the Word Of God until the devil simply could not stay any longer !!
10 .. Then Jesus said to him, Be gone satan ! For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve.
11 .. Then the devil departed from Him, and behold angels came and ministered to Him ..Matthew 4 : 10 – 11
The devils Time Was Up !! .. Jesus Outlasted him And he Had To Go !!
Today, you do not see Joshua and the children of Israel still circling around the wall of Jericho .. No !! .. They had a specific number of times to march and then their shout of victory brought the wall crashing down to the ground !!
The evil That Is Coming Against You Only Has .. A Day !!
If You Will Keep Standing .. his Day Will Soon Be Over !!
Whatever it may be that is coming against you in the spirit realm, you can be highly confident of the truth that it is not permanent !! .. It is not going to last too long .. Not If You Will Keep God’s Armor On And Stand !!
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due season we shall reap, if you do not loosen and relax your courage and faint ..Galatians 6 : 9
How many of God’s children have not possessed the promises and blessings of God purely because they got tired of the struggle and quit just moments before ALL was theirs ?
How many were just inches away from conquering their land and they dropped their Sword or their Shield on the ground ?
That Very Thought Should Make Your Entire Body Shudder !!
What would have happened if Joshua had simply given up and quit before marching around the walls of Jericho for the seventh time ?
What would have happened if Joshua had given up before the shout ?
Father .. Help me to stop running in my own strength and live only in the quality of yours !! .. Help me to hear and listen to the voice of my Captain and follow only Your battle plan !! .. In your strength Lord, I will be sure to keep your armor on at all times, and when I have done all, God I will continue to resist the discouraging deceits of the devil Until your victory is manifested in my life .. In Jesus Name .. Amen !!
Child Of God, Always Remember !! .. When you know your enemy .. And .. You understand his tactics .. And .. You stay suited in the whole armor of God .. And .. You refuse to budge from God’s perfect will for your life .. You Can Defeat Your Enemy And Keep Him Defeated !! !!
You can love people .. Hate evil .. And .. Remain focused on the prize until it is fully yours !!
DO NOT PANIC .. PRAY !!
PANIC IS NATURAL .. PRAYER IS SUPERNATURAL !!