Be battle ready
Text: Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Life is a battle. The Commander of our host, the Lord Jesus did warn that in this world we shall face tribulations and that we have His peace and therefore be of good cheer because He already overcame the world for us. What is this to you my beloved? This is an assurance that even though tribulation glares you regularly in the face, it is not to consume you if you will rise up and confront the battle. The enemy with whom you are confronted has been dispossessed of power over you if you are of God. That is why the Lord Jesus says all power in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. None is left for the enemy. So, in the battles of life, the enemy comes with wiles and devices but no power. The battle is won and lost only depending on your readiness. It is not a carnal battle but absolutely spiritual. So, all the armor you require is spiritual also. Once you are able to properly guard yourself with the required armor, you are commanded to stand. That is because the battle is the Lord’s and you have victory already because through Him you are already more than a conqueror. But He is only able to do exceedingly above what you ask or think according to the power that works in you. Do not allow negativity in you. Fear is negative and if it is the power that works in you it is dangerous to you. Allow faith in you and see the salvation of the Lord. Having done all, stand. The Lord will show up for you today.
Father, I have done according to your instruction; please show forth in the battle of my life and put my enemies to flight now in Jesus name. Rebuke the devil in this situation O Lord in the name of Jesus.