Time for a review of our Armor of God, don’t you think? Here’s some scripture I use to keep myself ready for battle:
Be Aware of the Schemes of the Devil.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Change the Way I Think.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Resist the Devil and Run to God.
James 4:7-8 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Pray for Protection.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
It’s been awhile since I have truly prayed this out. Perhaps I haven’t felt the need. Without sounding like a man afraid of shadows, perhaps I have been turning a blind eye to things I should be paying attention to, especially my own sin. Yes, evil is certainly close at hand. Some of it is to harm me directly. Some of it is to allow me to harm myself.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Peter 5:8-11 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around life a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
There you have it.
Father, protect me. Amen.
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