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, keep standing. Ephesians 6:13
What do you do after you have done all you know to do? After you have stood your ground in faith believing that God will show up. After you have prayed, believed and confessed the promises God gave you and still nothing seems to have changed in the natural world. Well, according to today’s verse, you pick up and put on the whole armor of God. Then you keep standing and don’t give up because in that armor you are strong in the LORD and His power belongs to you. It’s not your strength and it’s not your power, it’s His! He has given you His strength and His power in His armor.
Now, don’t be moved by the outward circumstances, because our fight isn’t against any thing you can see. This will help you stand. If you can see it, it isn’t what you are fighting against. Your fight is in the unseen world, your battle is with spiritual hosts of wickedness. This is really awesome to realize. When you look at the things going on around you and you are not happy with what you see, you can immediately begin your battle in the unseen realm. You don’t have to fight with people to try to get them to do something you want, and you don’t have to manipulate the circumstances in order to get things to go your way. All you have to do is get into His armor and go to battle. If it doesn’t look like anything is happening in the natural world, just keep standing in faith with His shield held high and begin to speak that sword of the spirit out with confidence. Swing His Word sword like you know how to handle it. The pressure of God’s Words in the unseen world will break through and finally God’s promise will be completed and fulfilled because you didn’t give up and you didn’t give in. You are strong in the Lord . . . that’s a promise and you have His power available to you to fight and defeat your enemy in the unseen realm. Believe it and walk in it!
Today I want to encourage you to stand against the wiles/tricks of the devil by putting on the whole armor of God. Then after you have done all you know to do, after you have stood and did combat in the spirit world, keep standing and stand some more. Your break through will come and it is probably closer than you think. Don’t let this natural world and the physical evidence sway your faith in His Word and in His promise to you. Apply the unseen pressure of God’s Word to all your visible circumstances and the kingdom of darkness will crumble under it every time.
Today’s scripture reading: Ephesians 6:10-20