KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”.
The Holy Spirit speaking through the apostle ask us to take the shield of faith, wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Please note the first two words in our key scripture. It says “above all”. This is a very strong emphasis on the importance of this part of the armour. He says with this shield of faith, we would be able to quench or put out every explosive weapon thrown at us. Note also the word “every”. It does not matter how terrible or destructive the onslaught may be; you would be able to put it out by the shield of faith.
My candid advice is, never consider any situation as beyond your ability to deal with. All you need is that, your faith must be in place. The faith of the Christian is such a very important virtue and every child of God must endeavour to maintain an active faith at all times.
Trouble does not announce itself or give a prior warning before it arrives. Every problem comes with an intention to destroy or stop God’s testimony in your life. You need to keep working on your faith. The Bible says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, (Romans 10:17).
Many children of God go through trials or satanic attacks and are waiting on God to do something about the situation. Our key scripture tells us something different. It says you must take the shield of faith. You must use it to quench the fiery dart of the wicked. You must put your faith into action.
Faith is a product of the word of God. It is not a product of our reasoning. Give attention to the word of God. Keep feeding on the word. Do not worry about how weak or small your faith is. Keep feeding on the word and keep acting on what you have been hearing. Please faith have nothing to do with your feeling. Faith has everything to do with the word of God. Faith is an individual thing, it is not a cooperate issue. If you are faced with a condition that must change or stop for you to be free then you must use your personal faith. If a fiery dart is thrown at you, you must have your personal shield to quench it.
How do we get our faith into action? You must believe the word of God about the situation. Speak out the word in line with what you expect and then finally act on the word. Hold your ground if the needs be and don’t give up.
I give attention to the word of God always. This get my faith ready for every situation. By faith I stop every attack that the enemy raises against me.
1 John 5:4 ” For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.
Mark 9:23 “Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.