The devil will use everything in his arsenal to try to destroy the church and the children of God and it is our responsibility to protect ourselves with the armor the Lord has given us. Because if we don’t than we will become a casualty: a dead, compromising, lukewarm, loveless, back-sliding and powerless church.
This is why the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul commands us in Ephesians 6:11, Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, and that’s no joke. The Christian life is not a game and satan gambles for keeps. his only mission on earth is to steal, kill and destroy everything of God on earth.
God our Heavenly Father warned all humanity on this very line after He threw satan out of Heaven in the day of rebellion when the Bright and Morning Star (the Lord Jesus Christ) saw satan fall like lighting (Luke 10:18).
Revelation 12:12-13 & 17 ‘Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! ‘Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.’ ” “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman (the Nation Israel) who gave birth to the male Child (Jesus Christ).”
Verse 17: “And the dragon (the devil) was enraged with the woman (the church), and he went to war with the rest of her offspring (born-again children of God), who kept the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Christianity is not for the weak or the faint of Heart. We are not only chosen and called by the Lord to be saved and fight against demonic darkness that will come to try to destroy us personally, but we are also called to stand in the gap on behalf of others by the power of God. Therefore, we the born-again living church of Jesus Christ, needs to learn how to use all of the equipment that the Lord has equipped us with by the Holy Spirit of God. Which are, but not limited to:
Sword of the Spirit (The Holy Bible)
Unity of the Spirit of God
Armor of God
Righteousness (breast plate)
Peace (foot armor)
Audio Length: 25:31
We cannot battle the devil in the flesh, only in the Spirit of God by His weapons of warfare
Unity of the Spirit of God and Holiness is one of many great keys to receiving and using the power of God to be a powerful and effective witness of Jesus Christ
Spiritual weapons are given to born-again Christians to attack the kingdom of satan with and keep him on the defensive
The Armor of God is to protect born-again Christians from all the wiles and schemes of the devil and the fiery darts of the wicked one