Shield of Faith
Hello ladies!! I pray that you have had an amazing week. I would like to celebrate all the military personnel and those who lost someone in the military. I honor all of you!
Today, we are talking about another piece of armor relating to our theme "Armor Strong." We are talking about the Shield of Faith. The Shield of Faith is a defensiveness piece of armor needed in the spiritual battles that we have in this journey of life.
Ephesians 6:16: Above all, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Roman Shields: These shields were full body shields for protects against attacks.
Faith- confidence or trust in a person or thing
By this definition, our Faith is in the one true and living God.
It makes sense that an important defensive weapon for the spiritual warfare we encounter is Faith.
Hebrews 11:1, "Now, Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
- When the enemy is fighting against you- your health, your marriage, your finances, your children, your success, your job, or your mind- you must have that shield of Faith to remain unharmed by the various circumstances. The enemy fires lies at you during times of challenges, so you can doubt God, loose faith, and be vulnerable to every attack that can utterly kill or destroy you. The enemy is after your purpose and your destiny. He wants the challenges of this life to force you to make up your mind to forfeit or surrender, but your Faith says "No!" That's why you cannot journey through this life without your shield of Faith. The devil knows some of your potential because he has encountered a man name Jesus in his Earthly form. When Jesus commanded him to go, he had to go. When Jesus taught under the power and the anointing of His Father, people were changed and impacted. Since, we are born again with Christ and have the gift of the Holy Spirit, we have the same potential because of the power on the inside of us to do the same. Thus, the bibles says that you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). Furthermore, the bible says that we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).
Faith is knowing with conviction the power, favor, blessings, and more that God has for you to walk in everyday. Faith says knowing and seeing the physical circumstances does not mean God is not working on your behalf. Faith enables belief in the bleakest of circumstances. Faith enables the strength in the hardest moments. Faith enables strength in hope in hopeless situations. Faith enables peace in chaotic times. Faith enables the belief in truth despite a sea of lies presented by the enemy. Therefore, as the enemy comes, take that shield of Faith to render the attack against you ineffective. The Bible says that no weapon formed against you can prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
Finally, continue to study the Word to ensure that your shield is maintained and ready during times where you are in spiritual battles.
Your Faith is built upon the truth of God's word! Don't ever forget your Shield of Faith on the journey to your dreams and your purpose. Wonder Woman has her shield as she fights her enemies because that piece of defense is extremely useful. Therefore, as real Wonder Women, never forget how necessary your shield of Faith is.The enemy cannot defeat you when you have your faith because everything that comes against you, you challenge its accuracy and authenticity with your Faith!
Put up your Shield and remain "Armor Strong!"