The shield covered all of the person. It was large enough to protect the whole body form head to toe. It was made of incombustible material. It could not be consumed by fiery darts. It suppresses the fires of destruction. It was impenetrable (absorbed the blows meant for the fighter). It had hooks on the side that linked up.
The shield is for protection from the fiery darts of the enemy. The fiery darts are:
Thoughts that the enemy puts in my mind when I’m facing trials and tribulations. Purpose is to fill me with doubt and discouragement and lead me into disobedience of God.
The Word of God is the material by which the shield is made.
Faith = Belief = Action to trust in God’s Word, rather than my feelings.
Maintain the Shield of Faith everyday by getting into the presence of God.
Four areas that Satan will attack are:
Character of God – he will put doubt in your mind that God is good and loving.
- Promises of God – he will put doubt in your mind that God keeps his Word.
- Power – doubt that God is able. Noting is impossible with God.
- Program of God – God has given you purposes for your life.
Faith in the Word of God is strong because God is ALL powerful and He is the Word of God.
When you move forward, you advance by Faith.
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 creates an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’
WLWM offers ministry resources such as “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, which is designed to encourage you to discover your God-given spiritual gifts so you can use them to help and bless others, while growing in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Go to https://womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/discovering-your-god-given-gifts/