Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eph. 6:13

Eph. 6:13 Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.

If we don’t use every piece of God’s armor to resist Satan, we don’t have anyone to blame when we stumble and fall.  God has provided for us ample resources to ward off all of Satan’s blows.  The ability of God to help us is not the problem, we are the problem.  We simply do not utilize the resources God has provided for us.  We don’t spend the time in the Word we need.  We don’t pray earnestly before God in repentance and need.  We don’t believe that God can or will help us.  We don’t spend time in fellowship with other believers who can encourage us and help us.  We pay little heed to those who have already been through our battles and have come through them victoriously.

It doesn’t take much intelligence to know that if we refuse the help God provides for us we are not going to be able to stand firmly on righteous ground.  We are going to grow weak and sin against God.  We cannot resist Satan on our own power.  The forces of evil are way too strong for us to withstand. 

We are constantly engaged in a spiritual war.  We cannot escape it.  The world is Satan’s playground.  If we are not in the war to win, we will lose.  Our only hope is to stay close to the heart of God, feasting on the riches of grace, putting on the full armor of his provision for us.  Without a determined commitment to overcoming the evil all around us and that which creeps into our hearts, we will never know the victory that is ours in Christ.

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