Anger – 1 Corinthians 13:

1 Corinthians 13:

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; (KJV)

Charity in this case is considered to be love. Love is something that Jesus showed us while on this earth. The writer is not saying what love feels like but what love is and what it does.

We should be like God and our love should be long suffering. Our love for one another should endure the test of time. If God’s love is in us, then we should be able to love people. Does this mean we should allow others to do things that hurt or annoy us? No it means we will tell the person what is happening and keep loving them as they go through the time of learning and growing and changing. Possibly it is us that needs to change and we can talk to the person, explain what is happening and ask if they can keep loving us while we grow and change.

Love is kind – do people see Jesus in us on a day to day basis? When we are kind and help others, then people can’t help but see Jesus working in us. They see the love and peace we are in and they are drawn to the Lord also.

Love is not envious. Envy can make people do all sorts of nasty things. Envy should be pushed out of our lives and never be allowed back in. Love should make us happy all the time, even when others get something we don’t get.

The Father is in control of our lives and if we were supposed to get, (let’s say) a promotion, then we would get it. But Joe got it instead. This is the place where we take a deep breath and go over and congratulate Joe. Saying it through clenched teeth won’t help. It must come from our hearts and we should be happy for Joe. God is looking after us and right now we are exactly where we should be.

Love is not to be conceited. “Look at me, look at what I’ve accomplished.” Or even “look at what God has given to me”. Both statements are encouraging other people to see how great we are and/or what fabulous gifts we’ve been given. That’s not love! Love is gracefully accepting something and being happy for it, not being conceited or a braggart.

Love does not behave in a manner which draws attention to oneself, nor does love take pride in itself.

Love does not think only of oneself. We should look around and see who it is that needs help and how can we help them. It should never be about how comfortable we could make ourselves but how we can do something to make another person comfortable.

Love is not easily provoked. We are all easily provoked at times. It seems everyday we run into something that gets under our sin. If we allow this anger to get the better of us, then very soon we are doing or saying or living in a way that is not pleasing to God. We need to catch the anger right away and stomp it into the ground and live in the way Jesus intended.

Love is when we do not think of evil things. We don’t hold onto them. If we do hold onto to hurts, anger, fear or anything which is not of God, then they have a tendency to grow and expand.

Soon that tiny little piece of anger we tucked away has become this huge giant ball of hatred and we’ll be wanting revenge. We must deal with the evil as soon as it hits. We must cover the evil with the blood of Jesus . We can’t give it time to settle in, we must pray over it immediately and have it gone.

We, as Christians know that love is a wonderful feeling that fills our bodies with the love and peace of God. If we keep a good watch and are on the alert for the wickedness of the enemy, then we can overcome them each and every day, with the help of Jesus.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for love. Thank you Lord that you loved us first and have taught by example.

Father may Jesus always be seen in me. May I always be humble and happy to be a servant to others. May I always see whom you have placed in my path and may I find ways to help them.

Father, I pray that anything I have, anything I do or anything I am in control of, never puffs me up. May I only see you Father leading me in the way I should go.

Thank you Father that I have the blessing of being your child. May I always do your Will Lord and be happy while I am doing it.

In the precious and Holy name of your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen.

Fear – Isaiah 41:

Isaiah 41:

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (KJV)

Our Father is telling us not to fear. I don’t think he’s saying this lightly or as a choice. Whenever he says “fear not” in the Bible, he’s making an order, “do NOT fear.”

In this instance, he is also ordering us not even to go as far as being dismayed. Do not lose our enthusiasm or be discouraged.

Because the Lord tells us not to fear or be dismayed, does that mean we can control our emotions and never experience fear? Of course not! We will experience fear because we are human. But we are not to let any kind of worry or fear overcome us. Those are the feelings of the enemy. The Lord wants us, no matter what the situation, to stay positive. To stay bathed in his love and his strength.

Then he goes on to tell us why we are not to be afraid. “For I am with you”. So if we are living a life in Jesus and living according to His Will, and given a promise like that, why should we ever be afraid?

The Lord tells us exactly who He is…God!
In that one word we know who is giving us the promise. The true God, the creator of everything good. The one and the only. The first and the last. The King above all kings. The Alpha and the Omega. The great I AM! He is all those things and much more but the important point he makes in this sentence is that he is “Thy” God!

Our God, is telling us to “fear not”. He’s saying do not be dismayed by what we see, hear, think or feel, for our God, our Father is with us always. He is in control.

He promises that when we turn to him, he will give us the strength to get through all that we need to. He will help us, and will never leave us by ourselves.

He even offers to hold us up with his right hand. In the Bible, the right hand is always seen as an hand of strength. But more than that, God is promising to hold us up with his right hand of righteousness.

God’s righteousness can be called a morally upstanding perfection. He is offering to help us in the most perfect way available. God knows the perfect solution to every situation we go through. So if we think about it, why do we ever fear? We should be relying on God, our wonderful Heavenly Father, all the time, in all situations.

Divine Father,

I am humbled in your presence Lord. I thank you for sending Jesus to this earth so that I can come before you.

Lord I thank you that your Word is true. I thank you that you have promised me, as one of your children, that you will look after me and never to leave me.

Father, I know that when I am in a bad or troublesome situation, you are not always the first I come to. Quite often I will turn to my husband, my children or a friend. Help me Lord to remember, in all times, good and bad, to turn to you first.

Let me have at ready your Words (verses from the Bible) that have been placed in my heart. At a time when I start to become fearful of something, the Holy Spirit will help me to remember those Words of power against the enemy. In turn that will encourage me, and I will be assured, without doubt, that I am not to be afraid no matter what happens.

Does this mean that you will always work things out according to what I deem is the perfect solution? No! But I can be assured whatever the outcome, it will be the absolute perfect solution because it is your work being done.

Sometimes Lord, your solutions seems very wrong. Christians and good or innocent people are hurt horribly everyday. Many must suffer, sometimes their entire lives. It’s a life where you don’t seem to be included. But then the people who we see as bad, appear to be living a perfect life.

It doesn’t make sense to us Father. We know that it’s not our place to judge. We know that the people who are the least here on earth, will have the best in Heaven. We know that everyone will be judged and then the no -believers will see what the life they were living here on earth, will bring them for eternity.

But Lord, sometimes we feel that you don’t care. Even though we don’t understand your ways Lord, help us understand always that you have a purpose. It comes down to this, we can’t understand because we don’t have the whole picture. That’s why we need your strength and your love to help us accept the outcomes of all situations.

I pray that your Will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. I thank you Father for strength and for your love. I thank you Father that I am counted as one of your children. Father please help me, everyday, to “fear not”!

In the name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

Temptation – 2 Peter 2:

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2 Peter 2:

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (KJV)

Peter is telling the people that God can deliver the godly (Christians) from any temptations. Lot (as an example) had been living in a place full of sin for many years. God saw that Lot was living a godly life even though he was surrounded by evil temptations daily. Because Lot was his child, living a life for the Lord, God saved him just before Sodom was destroyed.

Peter is telling the people that God knows exactly who the unjust (sinful) people are and he has prepared a place of judgement for them at Jesus’ second coming. A place where they will be judged on everything they did during their lifetimes and then will receive their eternal punishment.

Divine Lord,

Thank you Father that you can see inside our hearts. In a case (for example) like Lot who was living in a sinful city for so many years. It may have been assumed that Lot was just like everyone else. But you Lord obviously looked inside his heart and saw that he had been living in turmoil all those years. You were able to see the trueness in Lot and you delivered him from the temptations that he had faced each and every day.

On the other hand, you were also able to see the sin in all of the other people living in Sodom. You could look into their hearts and see the darkness. Those unjust people must go before God on Judgement Day and will receive punishment for the way they lived on earth.

This is a hard scripture for an unsaved person to understand. Many will say “but I’ve been good. I’ve done really great things for others. Surely I am getting into heaven! I am not a person who does really bad things.”

They know they have done small questionable things over their lifetime but feel those sins were not enough to be punished eternally for. They don’t realize that you Father will not be in the presence of any sin at all.

People can’t (or won’t) believe that there is only one way into heaven and that is through the belief of your Son, Jesus Christ. Everyone must go through Jesus to get rid of sins. He died on the cross just for that purpose… To take away every persons sin.

It’s a free gift offered by God through Jesus. All a person has to do is reach out and accept the gift given.

Thank you Father for delivering me out of temptation. Thank you that as you draw me closer to you, I am gaining love and faith. As I grow more in love and faith, I am learning how, with your help, to turn away from the temptations of the enemy. The more I love you, the closer I become to you and the stronger I become in you, the more able I am to resist the enemy.

Thank you Father that you give each and every person the same offer you made to me…that is, to become your child. The people who refuse to listen are well aware that at some point in time (Christians know the time as the second coming of Jesus) they will be judged and will fall short. These non-believers all understand (even if they refuse to believe it) that there will be a punishment to pay. I pray for these people Lord.

I pray their ears are opened, their eyes see, their hearts love. I pray that something or someone touches their souls in someway that they will turn from the darkness and see your beautiful light.

I thank you Father that you are kind and loving and yet you are just. You cannot be in the presence of sin therefore no sinner can be allowed into Heaven.

Many people believe that you will save them at the end of their lives, but the enemy is spreading those false lies. This verse we are reading now is just one of the many Biblical scriptures that speaks the Word of God and confirms that the unjust will be punished.

May the unsaved person who is reading this right now, be touched by you Father and when you ask if they want to become your child, I pray they will respond with a “yes”!

Thank you Father that you are patient and are waiting as long as you can for all sinners to turn to you. You are a wonderful, blessed Father and I give you thanks and praise your mighty name.

I pray in the name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

Preparation – Romans 12:

Romans 12

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV)

Paul is pleading with Christians to show others what it means to be a child of God. He’s saying that because of everything that the Lord has done for us, and how we have been transformed, that it is a reasonable service that we give back, showing others that we have truly changed from the inside to the out.

Paul is also saying because we have given ourselves to The Lord, we are not to think or live like this world does, but we are to change our ways of thinking and live as God intends. Paul is asking that we give our entire beings over to the Lord as living sacrifices and are to live in a way that shows others the Will of God.

By doing so, it may show and convince others of what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect way to live, in accordance to God’s ways.

Heavenly Father,

I am so very blessed to be your child. Because you called me to be your child and I accepted, it now stands to reason that I should want to show others how wonderful it is to belong to the family of God.

People have literally seen a change in me. People have commented how peaceful and more loving I have become. They are looking and wondering if it can possibly be as easy as I make it out to be. I tell them that I’ve changed because of Jesus.

They see that I treat people in a different way now. They see that I try to live an upstanding life. They see that in the unsteady times, I seem to exude peace and confidence that you Father are right beside me all the time, good or bad.

I thank you Father that people do a see a difference in me. I pray that I can always be a good representation of Jesus for you.

However I also know there are times when I do not set a good example. Please forgive me Lord for those times as I am still growing in you and I still make mistakes and don’t always live up to what a Christian should be.

The good news is, that I am growing in you and even when I make mistakes, people see that I do my best to correct them as soon as possible. I thank you Father that the Holy Spirit lives in me and corrects and convicts me when I done something wrong.

Thank you Father for allowing me to be a child in your family. I truly am blessed to know you and love you and have Jesus and the Holy Spirit in my life.

With all honour and praise to you Father.

In the name of my Lord and Saviour JESUS Christ, I pray.

Amen.

Suffering – Romans 5:

Romans 5:

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (KJV)

I believe that Paul is saying that every person on earth is going to go through tribulations (difficult situations). Many people think that because they are Christians, God will keep the hard trials of life away from them. Quite the opposite!

Every person, Christian or otherwise, can tell you of the difficult times they went or are going through. By living with the tribulations we start to gain patience. We need the patience to endure the troubles. What good does it do to complain and try to fight it. We have to learn to live through the tribulations. We learn to relax with the patience and peace that passes understanding, knowing that the Lord is right there with us and there is always a reason why, even if we don’t know it.

With patience gained, we can now live through the experience, knowing it is happening for a special reason. So we ask, what can I learn? How can I change? How can I get through this situation when there seems to be no hope? That is why the Lord gives us the patience first. We don’t need to know all the answers. The only thing we need to do is to have total trust and patience in our Father and watch and listen for his leading.

Many people of the world live with hope but unfortunately it is a hope with no foundation. A Christian’s hope is founded in the love of the Father. We don’t have to worry about our hope letting us down. Our hope is given to us through the Holy Spirit and is based on a firm, steady foundation, of the Lord.

A Christian soon learns that although we go through tribulations, we will always make it through.

We have that steady foundation of knowing and loving God. This scripture assures us that we, as Christian’s will gain patience through the tribulations, then gain experience through the patience and finally hope. Each step along this path has brought us closer to The Lord.

When tribulation comes, a Christian should welcome it and count it as a way of learning. That doesn’t mean we should go looking for it but when we are faced with a difficult situation, we should be thanking God for the lessons we are about to learn.

Some ask – doesn’t that show that he is a non-loving God because he allows us go through tribulations? Not at all! Quite the opposite, we go through them so we can help others (and ourselves) with what we have learned from our experiences. We are proof that the trials we go through can bring patience, experience and hope.

Heavenly Father, Almighty God,

I thank you Father for all of the tribulations I have gone through, am going through or will go through in the future.

Do I like them? No, not at all, but I am thankful for them because they do draw me closer to you.

Scripture (2 Corinthians 12:10) says… When I am weak, then I am strong. How true that is! When I am at my lowest and I feel that you have forgotten me, my faith grows stronger and there you are.

I have learned over the years as a Christian not to question anything, good or bad that is happening in my life, but to give you praise in all circumstances.

You know the lessons I need in my life, lessons that will draw me closer to you. Lessons that will help me learn to lean on and trust you in all circumstances.

I thank you Father that you give me patience first before the experience and then hope. You have supplied me with all I need to get me through every situation. May I always remember to listen for your voice and lean on you.

Thank you Father for working in my life. Thank you for giving me Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help me. I am so very blessed.

In the name of your Son and my Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

Prayer – Matthew 6:

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9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (KJV)

Did The Lord tell us to pray this particular prayer everyday? No! He told us to pray like this.

As a child, I was taught this particular scripture as a prayer and we did pray it every day. That was good because I learned that God was wonderful and that even though he is in Heaven, he still looks after us.

As I aged, I learned that he was the one supplying my food. I realized that he forgave me and that as he forgave me, I too should forgive people who treated me wrong. I realized that I should ask for the Lords help when I was facing a temptation and that he had the power to lead me away from that evil because he and he alone is the King with the power.

The Lord however, did not want us to mindlessly repeat the same prayer over and over again, once we learned the value of prayer.

In this scripture, he gave it as an example of what to ask for. We are to thank The Lord everyday for all the wonderful blessings he gives us and to have a daily time with him.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord that we have words of the Bible to teach us about you.

As a child it was wonderful to repeat this particular prayer everyday because even though I had no idea at all of what I was saying, the words were being imbedded in my heart.

As I grew older and started to know you, I used this particular prayer to talk to you. It covered all of the aspects that were needed to be covered in my day.

Once I became a Christian, I finally learned how to pray in others way, for which I am thankful. I realized that you don’t want me to say the same words over and over again because after a few times, the prayer just becomes repetitive words and then I am not even paying attention to what I am praying.

But I do thank you Father for the privilege of learning it in school, as it was the beginning of a lifetime loving you. I pray Father that although scripture is no longer allowed in schools, that every child will have the opportunity through other ways to hear and learn what a wonderful Father you are and how you meet our needs daily and you do all of this for your love for us.

All for your Glory.

In the name of Jesus, Lord and Saviour of my life, I pray.

Amen

Perseverance – James 1:

James 1:

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (KJV)

James is addressing some of the men of the twelve tribes. He is telling them that they will be going through trials but in their faith in Jesus, they can count on these trials as good things.

James is saying that although things may look bleak, they can always find some silver lining in their lives. Or they can remember the trials that they have already gone through and remember that at the end, when they looked back on it, they are able to see how patience, trust, faith, belief and love could been seen as a result of it.

James is encouraging them to stand strong and telling them that although they should be patient, they should not be standing still waiting for the trial to end but moving forward, with the faith that everything will work out for the best.

My Lord,

You are in control of all things in my life and I know that includes the times of trials and temptations.

You don’t cause them but you allow them and when they happen, it’s always for a reason.

Knowing that trials are allowed to bring patience into my life, I’m supposed to count it as a joy when trials appear. It doesn’t say I’m supposed to be joyful but I am to remain positive to get through them without grumbling and complaining.

As I do this my faith will grow. As it grows, I will become a more patient person in other areas of my life.

It’s a tough job to stay positive and remain happy and in faith, when everything seems to be closing in around me.

I need to remember that you said WHEN trials come, not IF trials come. This shows me that they will come and I need to be prepared and stand in faith through them.

If I grumble and complain then I’m not learning and growing. Lord, you didn’t say I’d have to BE happy during these times, only that I should count it as happy and grow in these times in patience.

It’s my job to turn to you and thank you for all that is happening in my life at all times, whether good or bad, knowing that the trying of my faith works patience.

Father, this is a tough one to get through, so I pray that whenever I’m am in a situation that I don’t like, let me feel your love, despite what I am seeing and going through. Help me grow through the experience.

Thank you Father that you allow me to go through trials which help me become a better person.

I praise you that you always know what’s best for me and love me enough to help me grow.

In the precious name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen.

Requests – Psalms 28:

Psalm 28:

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (KJV)

So the more we come and worship you, Father, the closer in spirit we get to you.

Because I am The Fathers child and I stay close to him, I can rest in him, knowing that he has heard my cries and prayers.

Because I know that He is involved in the outcome, whatever it is, it helps me stay focused on him, knowing that when I pray, he has heard me and the situation is in his hands. My job is to wait on him to show me my next step.

Am I someone special, that I am able to claim all of these things? Absolutely, I’m special because I am God’s child. Everyone who says “yes” when called can be a child as well and have the ability to stand peacefully in faith, waiting.

If I didn’t have that reassurance, I may go looking for other ways to meet my needs. Some of those choices may not be good, which over time would lead me directly into the enemies hands.

But I am thankful that I know God hear my prayers. The more I cry out in thanks and praise, the closer I become to him. So when everything boils down, God does not need our worship and praise, he just want us to draw closer to him so he can love us more as we learn to love him more.

We are to tell all the people how The Lord is our shield and how we can stand with trust and faith while we wait upon him.

As a loving Father, it then brings him great joy to help us. And it brings us great joy to bless his Holy name and sing praises to him.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that when I pray or cry out to you, I know you have heard me. Thank you that I can wait upon you and your perfect timing.

I can stand strong, knowing that the situation is in your hands. Thank you Father that I will never go down into the pit because I will never fail to wait for you.

And during that time of waiting, I will lift my hands and my voice and I will praise you for who you are and how you are my strength and shield.

I don’t know when my prayers will be answered. I am not even assured that they will be answered in the way I would like them to be and sometimes my prayers will not be answered at all. But, I do know that whatever you do Lord, it will be in the perfect way and according to Your Will.

My heart will always be trusting you and regardless of the outcome, I will rejoice and continue to sing praises to you, so everyone will know what a wonderful, loving Father you are.

I thank you LORD that you are in my life and that you love me so much. I will bless your holy name, now and forever.

In the precious name of The Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray, with thanks.

Amen.

Faith – Ephesians 2:

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8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV)

I think about the times when I have been far from God. The times when the natural world has drawn me away. If I had been living by works and slipped up and let a number of months or even years go by, I definitely would be behind others in my quota of good works. I was 55 years old when I finally became a Christian, How would I have caught up with the people who have lived by works their entire lives? In that scenario, as hard as I’d try, I’d never be good enough to enter Heaven.

Also my life wouldn’t be full of joy. I’d always be wondering if I was as good as the other person. I’d always be in competition and after a few years, I’m sure I’d finally give up trying, feeling it was a lost cause.

Thank you Father that my salvation is not by works. I may have looked at what others are doing and try to “beat” them, thinking that I’m not “doing” enough. When others boasted and told me of all they were accomplishing, well, Father, I would possibly start to get depressed and feel that I did not warrant your love and grace and mercy.

Eventually, I would feel defeated and overwhelmed with thoughts that I could never live up to you. One day I’d probably just give up. How awful that would be and what a sad life I’d have, living without you in it.

But… Praise God! You Father, in all your wisdom, chose the right and perfect way to let us come to you. Not by works but by your grace and our faith in Jesus.

We can’t save ourselves. Salvation is a free gift you offer to every person in the world. And if we have faith, in Jesus, then you give us the grace needed to be counted as your child.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord that I am saved by the grace of God and through my faith in Jesus. If I had to do good works for my salvation, I’d never make it to heaven.

But, hallelujah, Father that you did not set up salvation by works. Because I am a saved child by faith and grace, you have never left me.

Now when I slip up I confess my sins, and through Jesus and God’s grace, I am drawn right back to him. Thank you Father for loving me so much.

Such a simple way; by grace, through faith! Thank you Father.

I will glorify your name for ever and ever.

In the name of your precious Son, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen.

Sword of the Spirit – Ephesians 6:

Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 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.

13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (KJV)

Paul is telling the Ephesian that because they are Christians they will be constantly fighting spiritual battles.

He tells them that as Christians they will need armour but not the kind they are used to. They will need a special armour that God gives them which will allow them to withstand great spiritual fights.

Spiritual battles are not like other battles the people have fought before. He explains that it is a spiritual war against satan (who is the ruler of this world for a short time) and his workers. These battles are not fought here on earth but in the Heavenly places.

Paul is telling the people that in Spiritual wars they will not be fighting with real armour pieces, but they must be covered by a special armour of God. Paul reminds them that in order to win they must be strong in the Lord and must be ready to use the power of God’s strength. It is the only way for Christians to win.

Paul tells the Ephesian Christians that satan will come after them in full force. His main plan is to make the Christian sin. If he can accomplish that, then the battle is all but won for him.

But there is good news! The armour that God has provided for the Christian to wear at all times, is received in faith and prayer. By praying and asking for the armour each day, Christians are ready for any fight that enemy may begin. And because we wear the armour that God has provided, Christians can be assured of standing strong and winning the battle.

For the prayer, click on “Pray for the Armour of God“.