“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”  Ephesians 6:16 NIV

Read:  Ephesians 6: 10-18

When armies of old would prepare for battle, the commanders would cry out “raise your shields for battle”.  They were as concerned in defending themselves as they were in defeating their enemies.

Are you raising your shield for battle every morning?   Are you preparing yourself every morning as you start your day to defend yourself from the enemy of this world?

Satan and his army of angels are more than prepared to go into battle against you.  From little thing..to the big things.  Our Judeo-Christian faith is being assaulted by those who support false gods and those who profess their is no God at all.  By staying in prayer and spreading GOD’S WORD, we can make a difference.

Satan and his army of angels can be defeated.  You have a shield, they don’t.   You have the WORD OF GOD.   It is your shield against all enemies.  Since Satan’s army has no shield, GOD’S WORD becomes your weapon as well as your shield.   Your Bible is a shield to defend you and a spear that will destroy and turn evil away.

Today’s prayer:  “GOD OUR FATHER, Thank YOU for YOUR WORD.  Help me use it to defend the rights and life YOU have ordained for myself, my family and for others.  Amen.”