Friday, July 27, 2018
Theme: The Relevant Church
Topic: Standing Against Attacks
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
A solid church is informed and instructed in spiritual warfare. Churches die and believers are destroyed when they are ignorant about the devices of the enemy. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. These principalities and powers are the gatekeepers of hell.
The apostle Paul calls on the Church to be strong in the Lord. He directs us to put on the whole armour of God and not part of it. Prayer is the means by which we put on the armour of God (Ephesians 6:11-17). A prayerless church or believer cannot stand. Acts of witchcraft and wickedness are unleashed against the Church. Hatred burns in the hearts of satanic agents against the Body of Christ. Lies are fabricated from the pit of hell to discredit men and women of God. Mischievous people fight against preachers with the aim of annihilating them but Jesus Christ assured His followers that the gates of hell would not prevail against them. No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
We must use our tongues to condemn the weapons satan unleashes against the Church. Jesus Christ has given us the weapon of the Word – the two-edged sword – to fight against satan’s attacks. We are instructed to condemn every tongue that rises up against us. Prayer is the means by which we contend with the agents of darkness. The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
1. Pray and condemn any tongue that has been lifted against you openly or in secret.
2. Pray and halt every orchestration of the wicked against you and the Church.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)