Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
With faith, there’s no such thing as “I tried, but it didn’t work, so I gave up!” Faith never gives up. The phrase “above all” as used in the opening verse puts faith at the forefront of the armour of God you’re to put on. Therefore, if there’s anything you shouldn’t give up, it’s your faith. Hebrews 11:6 states quite clearly, “Without faith, it’s impossible to please God.”
When your faith is tested and tried; stretched to its limits; you must remain undaunted and stand your ground in the Word. You must resist the devil and enforce your victory. Having done all that the Word says, you must stand firmly in your place of triumph because Christ Jesus has already won the victory for you. Proverbs 24:10 says, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”
Faith is what you require to quench or put out all the fiery darts directed at you by the forces of darkness. These missiles can’t be perceived with the physical eyes. Ephesians 6:12 (CEV) says “We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world.” Unbelief, discouragement, depression, fear and pain are examples of such spiritual forces that attack people; give them no place in your life.
Perhaps you woke up one day with a sharp pain somewhere in your body; don’t just fold your arms and keep quiet, hoping the pain will go away. Take out your shield of faith! Express your faith in words and actions; rebuke the pain and refuse to let it dictate your behaviour. Use your faith-inspired confessions to disassemble all the fiery missiles of the adversary, and remain standing! Isaiah 54:17 says, no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper; therefore refuse to fear or be intimidated by anything!
Dear Father, your Word in my spirit is growing mightily, building my faith strong and gaining the supremacy in my life! I boldly resist and nullify every contrary work or opposition from the enemy today, standing my grounds in the victory Christ obtained for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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