John 10:10 The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
There is a thief on the loose and guess what, none of us are exempt from his attacks. The goals is to prepare for them.
The adversary seeks to suck the very life out of you through stress, contention, deceit, craftiness, lies, opposition, rejection and on and on.
The thief seeks to destroy truth and promote lies, he seeks to promotes hate, envy and strife instead of peace. He seeks to promotes trouble and chaos and confusion in the minds of God’s people.
Ephesians 6 clearly states that our fight against this thief is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
In order to fight these unseen forces of evil from the adversary, no physical weapons will work against him and his workers. Therefore, we must use spiritual weapons in spiritual warfare.
Our (1st) armor is (truth) -satan is the father of lies and a deceiver. He knows no truth.
(2) breastplate of righteousness-righteousness we obtained through Christ by faith which guards our hearts against accusations and charges of Satan and secures our innermost being from his attacks.
(3)-shod your feet with the Gospel of peace)-The Gospel is declaration of peace on earth. The thief will try to stop your ever effort but you must be consistent in your pursuit to win souls.
(4)- Shield of faith-this weapon makes the words (lies) of satan ineffective when he tries to plant doubt about the faithfulness of God and His Word. Faith is a golden shied of protection.
(5) Helmet of Salvation-protection our thought process, our minds. The head is where the mind lives. When we have received God's divine knowledge of His Gospel truth and hope of eternal life by faith in Him, we will not receive false doctrine from satan and give into his destructive temptations like those who do not know God.
(6) Sword of the Spirit-The "WORD" of God! The "WORD" of God speaks of the Holiness and Power of God. There is no spiritual weapon greater than the "WORD" of God. Jesus used it against satan when he tempted Jesus after Jesus had spent 40 days and 40 night in the wilderness. The "WORD" of God must always be our response to the thief and his employees.
In addition to putting on the whole armor of God, we are told in Ephesians 6:18-Pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer and supplication. To that end be alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Regardless of what plans the thief has set out in his mind to do against God’s people, God declares through Christ on today that He has another plan for us and that is why He came to earth, to give us life and give it more abundantly.
To win the battle against the thief of the hearts and minds of God's men and women around the world, the only weapons that are available to fight against his fiery dots are the weapons found in the full armor of God in God's bible.
Without God's weapon of warfare, we are guaranteed defeat by the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Fight your battles God's way and you are guaranteed victory over the thief that is definitely on the loose in the earth. You do know that he was kicked out of heaven into the earth right?
God's Word declares on today that power belongs to God. If we are in Christ and He is in us, no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We are victorious through Christ Jesus, I do not care what your situation may look like right now. You are a WINNER with Christ!
It is time to put on your war clothes people of God. The battle is real, but remember, “Power” belongs to God!
God bless you all and do tell the Lord thank you for equipping us in every area of our life for battle while in these earthly bodies.