Daily Devotion for March 18

The Ultimate Battle Gear

Stand therefore, having your waist girded with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, having your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace, and above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the fiery arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
– Ephesians 6:14-17

This ultimate battle gear is not just a good defense; it is the ultimate offense. Nothing can defeat you when you are arrayed in this armor. Jesus is your salvation. Jesus is the Truth. He is your righteousness. He is the Good News of everlasting life. And Jesus is your Shield. You are protected by the Anointed One and surrounded by His anointing.

Not only is Jesus your Shield of faith, you have been given His Word as a mighty sword of His Spirit (Ephesians 6:16). You can deflect the fiery darts of the wicked one when you stand and declare its powerful promises. Shielded by the anointing, you can slip through the clutches of sin, sickness, death and every enemy force arrayed against you.

Jesus, because You live in me, I am always in full battle array.

Further Reading
  • Numbers 26:52-28:15
  • Luke 3:1-22
  • Psalm 61:1-8
  • Proverbs 11:16-17

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