You don’t have to look far to find spiritual warfare. Maybe its modern communication, technology or social networking but the devil is having his day; or so he thinks.
Whether war, kidnappings or brutality is the attack he is pulling out the best “guns” he has left in an attempt to capture the souls of God.
Persecution has become a totem pole of who can say the worst about their opponent as by evidenced of the election Nov. 4th.
Here in my own state of SC the disgusting, sick and radical lies made about Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott backfired. Both won their elections by landslides. What the devil meant for harm for 2 Godly people turned against their accusers. Maybe and hopefully Americans are waking up realizing that getting away with “whatever” isn’t working.
The fight has been going on since the Garden of Eden. The battle has been won but we humans must heed the truth of God’s word and apply it to ward off the flames of the evil one. Why? Because Satan just doesn’t want to give up.
One main reason so much is wrong in the world has been a loss of teaching on “spiritual warfare.” Well, we need it and fast.
Ephesians 6 is full of the Armor of God. He sheds light on giving us his artillery, weapons and wisdom to “thwart” the enemies’ assaults.
One of the best ways to learn God’s word is to read the same verses over and over and over. Doing this for years is a constant learning experience as God manages to come up with something new the more we read them. Words jump off the pages as if to come alive. (Hebrews 4:12)
My enthusiasm for the Amplified version of the Bible has grown especially since I really didn’t like it at first. However God can communicate no matter what version it is. Now I find myself soaking in the descriptiveness of this version. And for the record it is Joyce Meyer’s favorite and now I know why.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
After reading this for months God said,
“Check out the NIV version and compare the two.”
NIV 13 “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Immediately the Holy Spirit enlightened me.
“Stand your ground or Stand over, around and through the crisis.”
My interpretation is it is a matter of persistent endurance; righteous patience and solid focus on Jesus.
How do we stand?