1 Peter 4:12 – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
We as Christians are at war. We fight a real enemy that is constantly trying to steal, kill, and destroy us in every possible way accordig to John 10:10a. Understanding your enemy and how he operates is an important step to having victory in your life.
Unfortunately for those who think they are exempt from the fiery dots of satan, fiery dots have no favorites. They come to us all. The good news is that as a believer, God has given you some weapons for spiritual warfare.
When we experience fiery dots, they attempt to make us believe that we have been abandoned, we have a reason for fearfulness, emptiness, hopelessness, failure and despair.
Ephesians 6:11-18 - Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Fiery dots main target is our mind. Their goal is to get us to distract us with doubt, which in turn causes us to lack in the area of prayer and study of God's Word, which are part of the necessary tools needed in spiritual battle.
Remember, the mind is the battleground that the enemy uses to defeat us. The Word of God is our weapon in battle. 2 Corinthians 10:5 -We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.
Paul tells us to protect ourselves from these arrows by taking the shield of faith. Notice that our faith is likened to a shield. A shield doesn’t allow the weapon of the enemy to get through to us! It stops it. That is what the Word of God and the Holy Spirit helps us do; reject, deny, cast down the lies of satan and every other high thing that attempts to exalt itself against the knowledge of God's Word.
Fiery dots targeting you on today? Cry out to God in prayer. God is faithful to hear and answer our prayers. He give us this promise in Isaiah 65:24 – I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
If you are reading this blog, do tell the Lord thank you because you are indeed a survivor of many fiery dots. If satan could have drowned you in the storm of your mind with his lies, he would have done it by now, so give God the praise, glory and honor He deserve for being a keeper in our life. For being a shield in our life against the fiery dots of the enemy.
When the fiery dots come, do not give up and quit, fear not for God is with you and in you.
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 2 Corinthians 4:16 -Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
If we raise our shield of faith against every contrary thoughts of the enemy, the fiery darts may hit us, but it won't harm us. hit us but help us grow spiritually.
Reminder:do not give satan a ride in your mind because he may end up driving. Stop him at the door with your shield of faith and the Word of God.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for the shield of faith and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God on today against the fiery dots of the enemy.
You are already victorious and your enemy is already defeated in Jesus name!
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