Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Warrior Is A Child
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 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. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
There are sometimes when a warrior gets weak and wants to just go home. Sometimes we just want to go to our Heavenly Father and cry. Weariness sets in and we become weak. Others may see us as strong believers, but we all have our days when we just want to be comforted in our Father's arms. The Armor of God is there at our own dispense. God gave it to us to use against the devil's schemes. Sometimes the devil pierces us so, that we fall down. But we can get back up, with the help of Jesus.
Don't worry when you fall. Jesus paid the penalty of our sin and He is right there to pick us up. There is no fear in love, and He loves us. Being a warrior in Jesus' army is a tough job. We must always be watchful and we must always be prepared. We do not, however, need to be discouraged when we fall down. Stand. Stand up. Take a stand, at all costs. We are fighters until Jesus calls us home to heaven, so stand until then. We have a friend that loves us better than a brother, and we do not need to fear the enemy, satan. He is already done for, and his place is in hell. Our place is with our Father in heaven. We fight a daily battle, but we have already won in Jesus, so stand up. And if you fall down, Jesus will be there to pick you up.
There is a warrior in all of us that know Jesus. God bless.