This is the second in a series of posts, which will periodically present verses from the Word of God which can be wielded effectively as a sword to cut off the negative lies which can and will come against our minds from the adversary and his henchmen. Remember:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Eph. 6:10-13 NIV)
The Word of God is the Sword of God’s armor and as such, the singular offensive weapon with which we can defeat the enemy which comes against our mind with lies, accusations, feelings of guilt, unworthiness, fear, etc.
Today with the following Scripture passage we remind ourselves of some of God’s promises. None of these mean we will never die, because for each of us He has ordained a day when He will call us out of our physical body to bring us home to Him. But these are His promises for as long as He ordains us to be here.
PSALM 46 (NIV)
1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break fo day. 6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations He has brought on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Selah! (Pause and calmly think of that!)
UPCOMING DEVOTION: HIS NAME IS EMMANUEL
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