Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having GIRDed YOUR WAIST with TRUTH, having PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having SHOD YOUR FEET WITH THE preperation of the GOSPEL OF PEACE; ABOVE ALL TAKING THE SHEILD OF FAITH with which YOU WILL BE ABLE to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND the sword of the spirit which is THE WORD OF GOD;
Ephesians 6:10-17 KJV (caps mine)
(I also suggest you read this passage in the amplified bible. Also read through it reading only the capitilized portions. I found it helpful.)
For you to be able to fight the devil and be able to see through all his lies you must know and believe Gods truth AT ALL TIMES. It will save you from looking like a fool (wit’ yo’ pants on the ground ;))
Secondly you must be a believer in God and know you have RIGHT STANDING with Him through Christ (which is the definition of the word righteousness.)
Point three: you must have the love and life of Jesus as your base. He will keep you standing upright and knowing that He loves you SO MUCH will make you want to do all you can for His mighty kingdom!
Four: The most important point: YOU MUST HAVE FAITH!! Without faith you can’t even be saved in the first place! Make yourself a strong foundation of faith. I am speaking more to myself here than to anyone else: I have huge problums with doubting! Let’s improve our faith together!
Five: Wear your love of God and the fact that he SAVED you for everyone to see!
Six: Know the words of God (The Bible) better than you know anything else. Lay it in your heart constantly. Know it so well that it just pours from you mouth and you can’t make it stop (this should be the goal In good times and in bad. praising is easy when times are good but the bible says we should give the Lord praise all the time! What better way to do that than to speak His words in every situation?)
Do all this and you will win against the devil and see his lies through everytime! (Remember you are not under the curse anymore! The devil can’t do a thing unless you let him and / or you stop looking to God!) and even if you fall, as we all do, you will be able to get back up again with much more speed.
Love and Gods blessings,
Deanna Cook. ❤