“I LOVE You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength. The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.” (Psalm 18:1-2)
The Word of God says, the Lord Jesus Christ is your Rock. A rock is hard and cannot be broken. It is firm.
The Word of God also says that Jesus is your shield. That is, Jesus (The Word) is a shield (your protection against weapons of deception and destruction; against principalities; and rulers of darkness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
But you must also put on the whole armor of God.
“Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
Lift up the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).” (Ephesians 6:11-18)
Notice in Ephesians 6:14 it says lift up the shield of saving faith. Therefore, your faith in the Word of God acts as a shield (a protection) against the plots, plans and schemes of the enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy you. The enemy’s #1 tool to do this is DECEPTION. Once satan gets you to believe a lie he has you in a trap. That’s why he tries to keep you from Reading – Studying – and Meditating on the Word of God because he knows it is THE TRUTH.
In John 8:32, it says “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you FREE.” (John 8:32) Once you know the truth, you can recognize a lie.
When satan deceives you (gets you to believe a lie, rather than the Word of God), he does the following:
- Steals truth;
- Kills your love, joy, and peace;
- Destroys you because you are no longer living a life directed by the Word of God (THE TRUTH), but one directed by your way (man’s way) of doing things.
In (Proverbs 14:12) it says “there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the ways thereof lead to destruction.”
In (Proverbs 13:13) “Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded.”
Therefore, it is very important to allow Jesus Christ to become your shield by not only confessing Him as Lord of your life, but committing your life to Him by obeying His Word. You can’t obey what you don’t know and understand. God gave me a Wisdom Formula years ago which is Knowing + Understanding + Applying the Word of God = WISDOM.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
“The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).” (Proverbs 4:7)
Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelistic ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace. WLWM offers ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill your God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God. These ministry resources are:
“Life Enrichment Kit”
“A B C’s of Successful Living”
“Seeking the Face of God”
“A B C’s of Ministry”
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