FROM A TAPE ON FININCIAL BLESSING BY CLIVE PICK: “About fourteen years ago I used to enjoy drinking red wine, maybe too much. I went with Esther to the Canary Islands. I went out to a beautiful spot feeling good. I felt the palm trees moving in the wind/wine. God said, “Clive, how
Those who believe in Jesus need to receive and need to apply “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17 Jesus is the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Like the other weapons “the helmet of salvation…” Ephesians 6:17 is both something we receive and something we apply. A helmet is what is needed to protect our heads and therefore our minds. Salvation is the free gift we receive when we believe in Jesus and accept His forgiveness for our sins: "For God so
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 With “the shield of faith” we are able to continually block against doubts and fears. Faith is to believe what God says and acting on it no matter what the
The third listed spiritual weapon of Ephesians 6 is “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace” Ephesians 6:15. “Readiness” is “the state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness”. Our feet are what moves us. As we need a variety of shoes to fit
One of our spiritual weapons which “have divine power to demolish strongholds” 2 Corinthians 10:4 is the breastplate of righteousness: “…with the breastplate of righteousness in place,” Ephesians 6:14 Righteousness is simply obeying God, either His moral law written in the Bible, our consciences (if they are not seared because of “the godlessness and
Truth is the first listed of God’s weapons of “mighty power” Ephesians 6:10 which are available to us: “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist…” Ephesians 6:14 Truth is a powerful weapon because the primary tactic of Satan is lies and deceit. Secure truth tightly around you and it
Spiritual warfare is not an option. If we do not fight the devil with spiritual weapons we will live a defeated life. We will constantly be in a state of discouragement, bitterness and unhappiness. Ephesians 6:10-20, which explains spiritual weapons, is one of the most practical passages in the Bible. It is worth memorizing and