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The Shield of Faith

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In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

The shield of faith is a very important part of your spiritual battle gear. It’s primarily a defensive piece of weaponry. The KJV mentions “fiery darts,” what we now refer to as flaming arrows. In ancient days, archers would unleash a vast barrage of arrows at one time against an enemy army. The best thing that the attackers could do was to hold up their shields to protect themselves from the deadly hail.

At times, the archers would cover their arrowheads in pitch and set them aflame, to start fires in the opposition’s camp. But if the arrows were stopped by shields, they went out harmlessly, causing no damage.

These flaming arrows are the lies of the devil, and in this passage God is promising that if you have faith in His Word, it will render Satan’s onslaught of lies harmless. This is very important, because the devil continually seeks to wound you or take you out of commission with his discouragement, condemnation, and lies.

Don’t become a casualty. Keep your shield of faith up to prevent his mental and spiritual attacks from taking you out. Your faith in God’s love and mercy will “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
 
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Greetings,

first, thank you Brother for sharing this.

may I emphasise a couple of points?

faith in His Word
This is paramount. His Word is what He has spoken and in faith we are to obey His Word.

with his discouragement, condemnation, and lies.
discouragement and condemnation are lies

Your faith in God’s love and mercy
faith in God's love and mercy that in being obedient to His Word, He will shield us and give us the victory.


Bless you ....><>
 
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Dear Brother @Br. Bear
Thank-you for expanding upon this devotionals use of Ephesians 6:16

We could make a small study on each piece of Amour talked of in this part of Ephesians!

In fact we need every piece of it to a purpose!

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Awesome to realize, understand, and use what God has provided to us who believe!

You're a blessing Brother!
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
Nick
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Dear Brother @Br. Bear
Thank-you for expanding upon this devotionals use of Ephesians 6:16

We could make a small study on each piece of Amour talked of in this part of Ephesians!

In fact we need every piece of it to a purpose!

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Awesome to realize, understand, and use what God has provided to us who believe!

You're a blessing Brother!
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
Nick
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In all things, whichever part of armor you wear, love must be the key. Remember, God is love. "For God so loved". Jesus, who is love, said, "I am the corner stone." Clearly He wants us to use Him as the foudation in everything.
 
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