Our God is on the throne and His Word cannot be hindered and it is covering the whole earth.
“So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
My question to you this morning, is God’s Word going out of your mouth?
The scripture above should challenge you to say yes, I am going to start and continue to make it a priority to speak forth God’s Word.
I see that as I speak God’s Word it never returns void, it never just drops to the ground, but God promises that His Word produces every time because it hit’s the mark.
Glory be to the Living God!!!
Let me share this verse with you in the NLT (New Living Translation): “It is the same with my Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:11 NLT
(Please start reading at Isaiah 55: 8-11)
There is a miracle in your mouth, it is activated when you speak the Word of God.
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Well the last time I ministered to you on the armour of God we left off at Ephesians 6:15 talking about your feet being shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Today I will start ministering on THE SHIELD OF FAITH. (Ephesians 6:16)
Are you ready to get deeper in the things of God? I pray that you are.
Notice that Ephesians 6:16 starts out saying (ABOVE ALL). When I looked up the original Greek for ABOVE ALL it is translated BEFORE ALL THINGS.
The NLT states the translation of ABOVE ALL is IN ADDITION TO ALL THESE.
We need to read all of the Word of God, each Word, they are important God does not just add a word or two just to take up more space on a page. His Word is ultimately important, EACH AND EVERY WORD.
When we look at the translation of above all and what the NLT states we can see that the Apostle Paul wanted us to pay special attention to the shield of faith. He didn’t want us to just rattle off the scriptures and not know what we were even reading about. That can be easy to do.
The SHIELD OF FAITH is a mighty defensive weapon.
Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (satan)
As I have mentioned to you before John 10:10 tells us what satan’s mission is on this earth. To steal, kill and destroy. That’s what he does.
But the good news is that the Spirit of God is telling us through the Apostle Paul that IF you will use the shield of faith you will be able to quench ALL the fiery darts of the wicked. (The NLT says “In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.” Ephesians 6:16
Do you see the importance of using the shield of faith, God says it will quench all of the fiery darts of the wicked (satan).
That should be incentive enough to start and continue to use the shield of faith.
Nita and I see so many Christians that are getting severely attacked on an ongoing basis by satan because they do not understand nor do they use the armour of God.
One of the reasons they go through this needless rip off from satan in every area of their lives is that they do not take the time to listen to and study what the armour of God is and how to use it. It’s a shame but some of the Body of Christ have become unteachable. They just do not want to take the time to learn and apply these spiritual principles from the Word of God. Then they go through some needless devastation in their lives.
You see ignorance of God’s Word does not let you escape from the ravages of satan. He loves to attack people who are ignorant of the Word of God. He has a field day.
God’s Word declares what I have said is true.
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5:13
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because thou hast rejected knowledge… Hosea 4:6
These scriptures go for all of us. Satan does not give anyone a free pass even though they may not understand the Word of God on any subject. That’s why it is imperative for all of us study the Word of God and then apply it, be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer.
Let’s go back to the SHIELD OF FAITH.
The shield of faith helps to protect you from darts or arrows that satan is hurling at all of us, saved and unsaved.
The darts and arrows translates to different ways satan attacks all of us.
“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” I Peter 5:8
Who is he devouring, the saved and unsaved who do not understand and use the armour of God?
Once again I am going to say that God didn’t put the armour of God in Ephesians 6 just to fill up an extra page of your Bible. You vitally need to heed what God is saying to you. Protect yourself with the armour of God and the shield of faith.
Let’s look at the word FAITH.
How do you get faith in the first place? “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to EVERY MAN THE MEASURE OF FAITH. Romans 12:3
Let me ask you, are you part of every man (mankind, so men and women)? Then when God first created you He gave you THE measure of faith. So every person has the same measure of faith to start with.
Then you need to know. How do I make my faith grow? “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
Translation: Every time you hear the Word of God your faith grows. That’s why I take that verse literally and I read the Word of God out loud to myself as I read the Bible. I want to hear a lot of the Word of God. I desire my faith to be strong.
So now we have seen how you received faith originally and how you get it to grow.
Now let’s look at how you use that faith as a SHIELD OF FAITH AGAINST SATAN.
This is the how to part. (VERY IMPORTANT)
First of all you must know that you have authority in Christ Jesus. You must get a revelation from the Holy Spirit by asking Him to show you that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. If you do not believe that the armour of God will not work for you.
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21. You are righteous if you are born again because of Jesus blood and what He did for you on the cross. None of us deserve it but because of what He did we are righteous.
I am not interested in taking a poll to see if people think I am righteous. I go by God’s Word not polling information. I am righteous because the Bible tells me so.
When you have a revelation from the Holy Spirit that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus you can then use that shield of faith by trusting in the Lord and His Word.
Here is an example: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of THE MOST HIGH shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. He shall call upon me and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” Psalm 91 (That is not all of it but parts of it, I encourage you to read all of Psalm 91)
This is only 1 example I could use in the Old Testament. David knew who his God was and had a great fellowship with Him and faith in Him. No wonder David was such a good warrior.
Of course we can see example after example in the Old Testament and the New Testament that help build our shield of faith.
So let’s look at what I have brought forth.
First of all in order to be able to use the shield of faith you need to know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
You need to know that to every man God has given the measure of faith.
Then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Then know the Word of God. Scriptures that are faith building like Psalm 91. Meditate on them.
Then when satan fires his fiery darts at you, to try to steal, kill and destroy from you, those darts will just bounce off your shield of faith.
Of course each piece of the armour of God must be used. They are not designed to be used by their self but to be used in unison with all the armour of God at one time.
To do that is to have a total defense and offense, AMEN?
Next Monday I will continue.
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People have applied these principles from the Word and God and have come back to me and shared great testimonies.
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