The following post is not original, but was harvested from a Pentecostal pastor’s blog. While I don’t know the man, these words reveal a spirit with which I can identify…
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always…” Ephesians 6:13-18
In the midst of revival the enemy wants to send fiery darts to every believer. We need to make sure the church family is equipped to withstand those darts….
I am convinced that the devil has learned to not try to deliver big bombs to the Body of Christ. Rather he likes those pesky little fiery darts….
Those constant little stings and tormenting thoughts….
Those little darts of discouragement….
The little fiery dart of a discouraged saint….
The fiery dart of a forgotten thank you…..
The fiery dart offense….
The fiery dart of fatigue….
The fiery dart of finance…..
The fiery dart of stress….
The fiery dart of sickness….
The fiery dart of second guessing…
The fiery dart of disunity…
The fiery dart of the cares of life….
The fiery dart of distrust…
The fiery dart of loneliness….
The fiery dart of a discontented spirit…..
These little fiery darts and quadjillions of others are the devil’s specialty…
But there is a solution and protection from these things: the whole armour of God!!!
Our loins must be girt with truth….
The reproductive part and vital organs of our bodies must be protected with truth….
Our hearts must be covered with the breastplate of righteousness…..
We must everyone have our gospel shoes on…..
Our minds and thoughts must be covered with the helmet of salvation….
We must not allow the sword of the Spirit to ever be at rest….
And the fiery darts of the devil are to be warded off by the shield of faith…
We do all of this by prayer. We do not want the spirit of revival to be quenched or deterred by the devil’s fiery darts!
Rather… I take up the shield and wield faith and I refuse the pesky little darts. Because I realize they are not pesky if our faith is let down and the dart gets past the armour.
Therefore… I stand fast with faith… if we will put on the whole armour of God we will see continued revival.