KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:16 KJV “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
THIS key scripture is very significant. It starts with the following words, “ABOVE ALL”. It seems to suggest that faith is above all. By it you quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. A fiery dart is an arrow carrying fire on the edge, which would most likely explode at the point of impact. The SHEILD of faith would stop or quench the fire and the arrow together. The shield is an armor for the other armors. It can protect the heart, thus shielding the breastplate of righteousness. It can be raised above the head to protect the head with the helmet of salvation. Faith in God brings the integrity of God to bear on any situation one acts in trust of God’s word.
What is faith. Faith is to believe that whatever God says is true and that you are ready to commit yourself to it. Faith is confidence in the word of God. Heb 10:35 KJV “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward”. Your faith is a supernatural force that rules over every natural condition. Faith is a universal currency that holds same value anywhere, if rightly delivered. Hebrews 11:1 KJV” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
One’s ability to do real exploits in this life depends on how ready he or she will use his faith. The Lord said in Matt 17:20, that if one has faith as a grain of mustard seed, he or she can say to a mountain to be moved from one point to another and it shall be done. You can’t imagine what your faith would do for you, if you would put it into action. From these scriptures we realize faith has both defensive and offensive properties. It can stop the onslaught of the wicked as well as getting a lot of things done. Faith is a real weapon if developed and used well can indeed make one very strong in the Lord. Your life would be colorful according to how much you apply your faith.
I always carry my shield of faith to quench every fiery arrow of the enemy. By my faith I also do great exploits for God, taking territories for the Lord
Matthew 17:20 KJV “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” .
Hebrews 11:33 KJV “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions”,