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EPISODE 474 – THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED 5 — PUT ON THE SHIELD OF FAITH 10

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Saturday 11th, May 2024
 

THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED 5 —

PUT ON THE SHIELD OF FAITH 10



“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” 

Ephesians 6:16 (KJV)



Knowing about the devices of the enemy will put you in a position to appreciate the armor of God, and also help you take effective defensive and offensive positions.

We have seen that unforgiveness, bitterness and discouragement are part of the poisonous arrows of the enemy.

Most people acknowledge that bitterness is a poisonous attack of the enemy. But not all see discouragement as a poisonous attack of the enemy.

Most assume that, to feel discouraged is a mere emotional condition. But to feel discouraged is the collapse of your convictions in God’s ability to help you.

The adversary will use your failures, seeming stagnation, disappointments and spiteful utterances from people around you.

When you continue to allow people to talk down on the impact of God and His word in your life, they break your confidence and leave you discouraged.

“Their wounding words pierce my heart over and over while they say, “Where is this God of yours?” So I say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed. For I know my God will break through for me.” Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace!” Psalm 42:10-11 (TPT)

There are words or certain utterances, which are designed to pierce and wound your heart. The goal is to leave you discouraged.

But you see, the shield of faith is a product of the Word of God in your heart.

Don’t keep quiet to allow negative words to ruin your courage.

Boldly vocalize your faith in God.

The Psalmist said in the above verse, “So I say to my soul”.

Oh, glory!

In the face of discouraging situations, what do you say to your soul?

Do you amplify your discouragements or do you speak forth the word of God?

When Goliath saw David, he despised him. He spoke denigrating words, just to discourage and destroy the defenses of David.

But that didn’t work with David. David geared up his spiritual arsenals.

“As the Philistine paced back and forth, his shield bearer in front of him, he noticed David. He took one look down on him and sneered—a mere boy, apple-cheeked and peach-fuzzed. The Philistine ridiculed David. “Am I a dog that you come after me with a stick?” And he cursed him by his gods. “Come on,” said the Philistine. “I’ll make roadkill of you for the buzzards. I’ll turn you into a tasty morsel for the field mice.” 1 Samuel 17:41-44 (Message)

Was David moved by these threats of Goliath?

Not at all.

Was he discouraged by Goliath’s ridicules and curses?

Not at all.

David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I’m about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there’s an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he’s handing you to us on a platter!” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (Message)

The battle between David and Goliath gives us a pictorial view of our spiritual warfare. Though Goliath was physically armored, he confronted David by invoking the presence of the Philistine gods (Or demonic entities).

It was a spiritual warfare.

David showed us how to win and exercise our victory.

He vocalized his confidence in God. The boldness of David in God was all that he needed to exercise victory over Goliath, the Philistines and their gods.

David knew the victory over Goliath and the armies of the Philistines was to show forth the extraordinary power and glory of God.

David didn’t just demonstrate his confidence and courage in God through words. He demonstrated it through his actions. He never backed out at any time. Even when Goliath charged at him, he rather charged even more running at Goliath and the Philistines.

What a young man of faith!

He gave no chance for intimidation.

“That roused the Philistine, and he started toward David. David took off from the front line, running toward the Philistine. David reached into his pocket for a stone, slung it, and hit the Philistine hard in the forehead, embedding the stone deeply. The Philistine crashed, facedown in the dirt. That’s how David beat the Philistine—with a sling and a stone. He hit him and killed him. No sword for David! Then David ran up to the Philistine and stood over him, pulled the giant’s sword from its sheath, and finished the job by cutting off his head. When the Philistines saw that their great champion was dead, they scattered, running for their lives.” 1 Samuel 17:48 – 51 (Message).

Beloved, learn to stay strong on the word. Give no place to the devil and his cohorts.

James said, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

Just as David did, he didn’t confront Goliath in the might of the flesh, but in the name of the Lord.

Submit your mind, thoughts, and emotions to the Lord. Act according to who God is and not by the threats of the devil.

David was aware of the devices of Goliath, therefore he didn’t depend on the weapons of men but deployed the ability of the Lord almighty as his armor.

REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED AND AFRAID.

SHIELD UP IN FAITH!

DIG DEEPER
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9; 1 Peter 5:7; Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 45:24; Isaiah 41:10-11; Isaiah 40:31)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we shall continue to exercise confidence in the word of God and enforce our victory in Christ, no matter the confrontations of darkness.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Esther 7 – 10
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I give no place to the devil and his cohorts.
 
– My heart is focused daily on the ability of God.
 
– I do not live in discouragement.
 
– I refuse to be discouraged and afraid. 
 
– I am full of faith.
 
– I am a blessing to others.
 
– I have absolute confidence in the word of God.

– I stay my mind and heart on the word of God.

– I refuse to look away from the word.

Thank you Lord Jesus!

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To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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WITH YOU!

To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
2 months ago

I refuse to be discouraged.
I can not be intimidated.
I act according to the word of God.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
2 months ago

Glory to God!!

Thank you Apostle for showing us the way out of doubts and discouragement..

I shield up in faith!!!

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
2 months ago

I refuse to look away from the word.
Thank you, Lord Jesus.

SIMON DOTSE
SIMON DOTSE
2 months ago

My confidence is in the Lord

Bumbede
Bumbede
2 months ago

Ha!
The shield of faith.
My heart is focused on the ability of God

Felix Marfo
Felix Marfo
2 months ago

Courageous and fearless I am.
In the name of Jesus

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
2 months ago

I refuse to be doscouraged

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
2 months ago

Knowing about the devices of the enemy will put you in a position to appreciate the armor of God, and also help you take effective defensive and offensive positions.

David was aware of the devices of Goliath, therefore he didn’t depend on the weapons of men but deployed the ability of the Lord almighty as his armor.

Thank you Lord Jesus ????
I’m aware of the devices of the enemy

Thank you Apostle sir for the life giving words.

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
2 months ago

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
2 months ago

Isaiah 41:10-11
[10]Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
[11]See, all your angry enemies lie confused and shattered. Anyone opposing you will die.

Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
2 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus.

I refuse to become discouraged by circumstances of Life. I stand my ground on the Word. I have and grow in the absolute confidence and Conviction of the Word everyday . Thank you Apostle Sir,
very timely . I stay strong and stronger on the Word.

Last edited 2 months ago by Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
2 months ago

“Submit your mind, thoughts, and emotions to the Lord.

Act according to who God is and not by the threats of the devil.” I focus and act according to Who God is and not the threats of the enemy

I give no room for discouragement. I demonstrate my confidence in the Word by Vocalizing it at all times and acting on the Word.
Thank you, Sir.

Alexander-Elchris kwesi peleyoets
Alexander-Elchris kwesi peleyoets
2 months ago

I stay strong with Gods word.
I stay with the the convictions of Gods word,
For the word is my strength, Glory to God

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
2 months ago

Glory to God

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
2 months ago

In the name of Jesus I’m enabled to continually exercise confidence in the word of God and enforce my victory in Christ, no matter the confrontations of darkness and wickedness that may come my way.

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
2 months ago

I refuse to be discouraged.

I stay my mind and heart on the word of God.

The word of God is my defensive and offensive weapon.

I breakthrough every wave of discouragement.

I voice out my confidence in the Lord.

Irrespective of the reason I have to justify my discouragement, I always intercept with the shield of faith.

This is how I win my battle daily.

What? This is practical!

That you Apostle Sir ????

We love you Sir ????

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
2 months ago

As I enforce the victory of the Lord by exercising His armors, I win battles daily.

Addenilla Ennin
2 months ago

Ha! I shield up!

Addenilla Ennin
2 months ago

In everything I act according to who God is!

Addenilla Ennin
2 months ago

I submit my mind , thoughts and emotions to God

I’m not moved by the threats of the adversary! Never!

Addenilla Ennin
2 months ago

I am Lady with great Faith and Of Great FAITH!

I refuse to ever be discouraged or intimidated

Last edited 2 months ago by Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
2 months ago

Mashavala! Oh Jesus the adversary cannot make me discouraged

Because I have true and ever lasting confidence in God’s word oh Glory to God!

Last edited 2 months ago by Addenilla Ennin
Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
2 months ago

I refuse to be discouraged and afraid

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
2 months ago

I vocalize my confidence in God

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
2 months ago

Ha!! I boldly vocalise my faith

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
2 months ago

I shield up in faith

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

Thank you lord Jesus
I cling to the word of God so tight that I have courage for every situation

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

For we have then more sure word that does not fail

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

Glory be to God for he is with Us and will never leave
He is our strength so we hold on to him

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
2 months ago

Blessed be God
Our shelter in the time of storm

Abigail Akrong
Abigail Akrong
2 months ago

I refuse to look away from the word of God, despite , hallelujah ????

Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

I shield up in faith

I refuse to be discouraged

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