“If God is Our Father, How can Satan get to Us?” 4/03/2017 Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”  @  www.Godsmanforever.com

(revised from 1/18/2011)

 

“If God is Our Father, How can Satan get to Us?”  (Day 2)

 

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Romans 8:31b If God is for us, who can be against us?

Once someone is graced by God with salvation, and becomes part of His family as a redeemed child of God…they have become part of the body of Christ…  I wrote yesterday about letting the Holy Spirit take total control of the life of a believer…  And how my own life was energized and empowered, once I humbled myself to be led by the Holy Spirit…  God’s children are called to live for Christ, always trying to grow in grace and truth as the days, weeks, months, and years of being saved pass by…

As God’s children, we are given the rights to wear the “Whole Armor of God” that the apostle Paul writes about in…Ephesians 6:10-20… But just because we have access to this spiritual armor, we still have to put it on to be protected…   But what are we seeking protection from?   Here is this important link for that answer, and a complete list of “The Whole Armor of God” for a little extra reading…

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6%3A10-20&version=NKJV

God wants us to wear the entire set of spiritual armor He has provided for the protection of His children… The reason for the wearing of this armor is to protect us from Satan, as we see written in…Ephesians 6:11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.   But we must wear every piece of armor, or Satan will find easy access for entry into our feeble human bodies…

Make no mistake about this… Satan is the Ruler of this world (John 12:31-32); and is known by this name and several others in the Bible, such as the Power of darkness (Colossians 1:13-14), and a ruler of darkness of this age, as written in…Ephesians 6:12

The most important piece of God’s armor we are to put on and wear, is the “shield of faith”Ephesians 6:16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  (NKJV)

The opening scripture says “If God is for us, who can be against us?”… If we are not totally protected by systematically putting on ALL of God’s spiritual armor, Satan can surely be successful at bringing us down…   Salvation is received by faith and faith alone in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior… I believe this is why we see faith as the most important piece of the armor of God…  We cannot please God without faith…  And I’m talking about faith both before and after our salvation…

Hebrews 11:6… But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.(NKJV)

We need saving faith to be saved; and then we must continue in faith that God will take care of us and provide for us, to please Him – and to be rewarded for diligently seeking Him… Without faith as part of our armor, scripture is clear that we will not have a shield  “to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one”

Without faith, Satan will hit us with all kinds of fiery darts that he uses all the time on those not shielded with the faith provided by God for His children…    But as important as faith is; it is only one part of the complete set of God’s protective armor, which has 6 pieces… Today I wrote on the most important piece, the “shield of faith” that God promises will help protect us from the evil one…

Heavenly Father, all of Your children had to have saving faith to become part of Your family… Help Your children continue in their faith, that You will always know what’s best for us, in every situation… Help us spend time in Your Word, to become knowledgeable about the other 5 pieces of armor…so that by wearing the complete set of spiritual armor You provide, we may be protected from the evil one… And I will thank You in Jesus’ most precious name, and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

 

 

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