In Ephesians 6:16, the Word of God says, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”.
Get this. Faith is a Shield! As believers, we are soldiers of Christ already at war against the enemy and we need to match up boot for boot! Since we already have the victory in Christ, our mandate is to protect that victory! Our assignment is to maintain the victory.
In the typical Roman Empire, as soldiers entered into battle, they wore helmets, shoes and had breastplates. They also carried the sword in one hand, and the shield in the other.
The sword was for offensive purposes (fighting and killing the armies of the enemy) where as the shield was for defensive purposes. (protecting oneself from weapons of the enemy).
When Paul the apostle was writing this letter to the Church at Ephesus, he was reminding them about how prepared they must be in order to stand in victory against the enemy. And today, we want to look at the shield of faith as a weapon of warfare.
Just like the shield of a soldier, we have to use our faith to block the powers of the wicked one from harming us. As long as we are on this earth, the devil and his demons will attack us many times and in many ways. What do we have to resist these attacks? Our faith!
When we lift our faith, the works of devil will not overcome us. The international news may be adverse. The financial news may look worse. The health records may be frightening. But when we release our faith, we will block these things from getting into our lane. We will be protected from them!
Just like the three Hebrew boys, we may be in the fires of life. However, when we lift our faith in God, His Presence will be our refuge even in those difficult moments. We can overcome anything and everything by releasing our faith!
Soldier, where is your shield? Lift it up! Lift your faith up! Block the darts of the enemy! Your faith will shield you in Christ. I see your faith resisting the powers of lack, diseases, poverty, stagnation and death in the name of Jesus! Shield…up!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prophet Prince Ohene Bekoe is the Founder and Executive Head of HarvestFields Ministries in Accra, Ghana and the CEO of CLIMB Consult. He holds first (BA) and second (MPhil) degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Religious Studies. He is conference host of Champions Conferences, Jesus our Healer Campaigns and regular speaker in other ministries and churches. He believes that the Proof of Maturity is Reproduction. FAVOURITE VERSE: Acts 10:38, ‘How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power, who went about doing good and healing all of them when we’re oppressed of the devil because God was with Him’.TALES FROM CAMPUS-Episode 1: How its all started
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