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Shed That Wrong Armor




Focus: 1 Samuel 17:38-39 - KJV

38. And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. 39. And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

 

Ephesians 6:10-13

 

Many times, we are confronted with issues of life and in our panic or unwieldy preparation, we take up the wrong armor to confront the issues. Even the Bible says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. If truly we are knowledgeable, we will know what armor to reach for, per issue. David had volunteered to confront the Philistine champion. In his proof to the king, he mentioned killing a lion and a bear. In saying this, he did not make reference to any human crafted armor. All he did was to lay claim to God. But when the king would accept him to confront the enemy, he offered him a weapon that did not avail the king himself. Thank God the knowledgeable David knew how to say no to carnality. When he leaned on his faith in God and ordinary smooth stones, David returned victorious. You know what: Israel at the time did not have blacksmith to make the armors. They did buy from the Philistines. One can then imagine how inferior to that of the Philistines the armor of Israel would be.

 

Today, God is telling us also to know that we cannot use carnal weapons to fight the enemy who crafted them in the first place. It will never assail or give victory to us over the enemy. Hence, the scriptures call us to eye-opening by letting us know we wrestle not with flesh and blood. And, as our battles are not canal but spiritual, we are to put away canal weapons and put on the whole armor of God. When the Captain of the Hosts of heaven sees us in our spiritual battle gear, then he identifies us with the spiritual army and aids us to destroy the issues, just like David was aided in falling the giant that withstood him. Whatever the issue is, lay it first before the Lord; then, drawing from your testimonies of the old victories you have had, with strength in the blood of Jesus, you are bound to overcome.

 

SOLUTION: Put on the whole armor of God and confront that issue. Once you have done that which you are required to do, stand and allow the Captain of the Hosts to take over the battle on your behalf. Victory is guaranteed then. Please put away malice, vulgar abuse, backbiting and the lot. It will earn you nothing.

 

Please pray:

·     Give thanks to God for life and for victories in past battles both seen and unseen

·     Ask for strength to be able to stand and not faint in the face of adversity

·     Tell God to aid you in defeating every giant standing between you and the height the Lord has prepared for you

·     Pray that every plan of the enemy to put your nation in jeopardy through the instrumentality of giants of famine, insecurity, oppression of any kind, should be brought to nought by God

·     Ask God to make your path to the throne reserved for you thorough, from this day

 

 

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