Mountain Of Fire Daily Devotional For December 6, 2021 : Topic – Put On The Whole Armor Of God (III)
TOPIC: Put On The Whole Armor Of God (III)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Romans 11-13
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:16-20 (KJV)
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [a]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [b]wields, which is the Word of God.
18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
19 And [pray] also for me, that [freedom of] utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news (the Gospel),
20 For which I am an ambassador in a coupling chain [in prison. Pray] that I may declare it boldly and courageously, as I ought to do.
MEMORY VERSE: “Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit.” – Isaiah 31:3a
God does not require a multitude to win a battle.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE EGYPTIANS YOU SEE TODAY, YOU SHALL SEE THEM NO MORE FOREVER, FOR THE LORD SHALL ARISE AND FIGHT FOR YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
In the last two days, we have discussed why it is important for believers to put on the whole armour of God. We will conclude that discussion today.
It is disheartening to note that many Christians are just going in circles, making little or no progress in life. Such Christians do not have their whole armour in place. They are making considerable efforts without commensurate progress. The enemy is subjecting them to wasted efforts as well as to wander about and waste time doing things without achieving expected results. Those unpleasant experiences are due to the fact that the victims are vulnerable. The way out is to put on the whole armour of God as well as master the use of each of them.
You need the spiritual armour to fight against temptation (James 4:7), false doctrines (2 John 1:9,10), carelessness (Luke 21:34), compromise (Isaiah 52:11), backsliding (Hebrews 10:38), prayerlessness (1 Thessalonians 5:17), discouragement (Galatians 6:9), satanic influences (Ephesians 6:12).
Believers are reminded of the triumph of Christ over satan, sin, sickness and death, which hitherto enslaved mankind. As Christians, we must not forget we are called to the highest and most glorious vocation. We can only express our appreciation of that privilege by walking worthy of it through practical demonstration of piety. A sound disposition anchored on true love and unity of spirit among us is a reflection of this worthy walk. Put on the whole armour of God. True Christians measure their progress by their proximity to Christ. Go and win!
Beloved, as believers, when we obey the Lord and put on His whole armour, we present ourselves to the world correctly as His soldiers and ambassadors. We will also be able to confront and conquer satan and his cohorts, populate God’s kingdom and depopulate hell. We are called to demonstrate God’s power, signs and wonders. We will achieve this and more when we are clothed with His power and armed with His armour!
- Lord, teach me to know the right enemies to fight in the battle of life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- I shall not waste the weapons of my warfare on useless battles, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Spirit of compromise, release me now and enter me no more, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- You the dry bone of my prayer life, receive the breath of God and come alive, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Arrow of discouragement thrown against me, backfire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- You the spirit of backsliding, your works shall not prosper in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- I shall not be careless at the battlefield, in the name of Jesus Christ.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)