Today – we write our verse – 10 x in our journal.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Working on my Genesis study for my radio program – I realize that most of our earthly signs of faith are really only human and that our true relationship with God is spiritual. The outward signs that Abraham used such as circumcising was not needed for faith in Christ, but when we become new believers in Christ it is a spiritual circumcision.
Our memory verse is one of spiritual battle with the evil one – Satan. We must use the shield we are provided through out faith in Christ – the shield of the truth of Jesus Christ and this shield extinguishes the insults, the whispering of Satan’s lies in our ears. The spiritual battle is something we have far few words to describe in human terms. But that is the true battle that is going on behind the scenes of our human existence.
Praise God for his weapons of mass destruction. He is our Savior. What a blessing to be on fire for the Lord and not having the flaming arrows of Satan penetrating our hearts and our thoughts.
Jesus said – get behind me Satan – Matthew 16:23 “Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
Let’s be concern with only God’s will in our lives and spending time with him each and every day. I am on fire for Christ and wish no distractions of this world or Satan. I have the power of the Holy Spirit and can extinguished the arrows of the evil one.