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Be Filled With God's Word!

Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)

The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Saturday - February 6

Notice the pieces that make up the armor of God. The “belt of truth” holds everything up. The breastplate of righteousness protects our heart and vital organs. The Gospel of peace protects our feet as we go about our lives. The “shield of faith” in the promises of God protects our ears from listening to the “flaming arrows” that are the lies and deceptions of the evil one. The helmet of salvation in Jesus alone protects our minds. Finally, the ONLY offensive weapon is the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” How do you fight and silence “unclean spirits”? With the Word of God that comes from the clean, pure, Holy Spirit of God. Let us be filled with God’s word!

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