The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and shaving put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Eph 6:10–20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
It’s proven that Satan uses the weakest link.
We’ve been worshiping with banners and scarves and streamers and just hands lifted high in the Holy place. For many many years. The sea of glass before the King of kings and Lord of lords.
We are designated an eight by ten foot space. We are to remain in this place to worship. And two rows or three if necessary has been designated.
But, even if the entire church is empty, people will come to this designated place in our ministry to disrupt us.
I used to get upset but had realized that where people are seeking intimacy with Christ our LORD, the devil will us people to separate us from this place.
In this place those who approach us, are filled with anger.
I gave up a long time ago to react. I just keep my peace and the ones with us. They are worshiping deep in their spirit to a Holy God and I try my best to protect them from the storm raging from without.
The LORD uses HIS people to seek HIS Face and the devil uses HIS people to disrupt and be angry cos HIS people are seeking HIS face.
Now I could understand anger if there is sexual immorality of all sorts and sin or all sorts from the last part of Romans 1 which depicts the ungodly.
Satan to this day uses the weakest link.
I wonder sometimes why people are so blinded by their unbelief that JESUS is with us and among us.
There may be lots of place at the altar and in the rows in the front. Lots and lots of space.
But they seek to discourage and disrupt in anger and strife.
In a place that has been specifically designated by the church, an eight by twelve foot area so seek JESUS’ Face.
Why so much anger!
And then I smile!
Whoever would want to be used by the devil!
The dragon of old is still at work in this world.
Especially when we are seeking JESUS’ Face.
The funny thing is, I do not go to the other designated places to disrupt nor angrily seek other ministries but stay in the enclosed area designated to us.
Anger is a sin.
All we do is sing and pray and love JESUS.
This is not a sin.
The is right.
It’s true, the devil uses what is good to teach the church that what is good is wrong and bad. Do not seek JESUS’ face. But what is bad like in Romans 1. The last part. Now, this is acceptably good. We must have got it all wrong cos Scripture is not Truth. The Word can be changed.
Many will fall and serve the beast. This is fact.
LORD help us to be more diligent to YOUR Word and know the times. YOU are returning LORD JESUS. Soon. Very soon by the actions of this world.
The thing is, I will not back down as this eight by twelve foot space has been designated for intimacy with Christ our LORD.
Though the devil will work his way, Christ is greater than Satan. Satan has already been defeated and his time is short so he is using the church to do as much damage as they possibly can so less will go to heaven. To JESUS.
Now if we were all in the world seeking the CEO position, I could understand this but we are just seeking JESUS.
The thing that really got to me this week, is that. It was kids with their mums and dads that were seeking JESUS’ Face so intimately.
We only have one chance.
In the end, I gotta stand in front of JESUS and all my good deeds and bad ones, HE will call for an account of them all. All of them.