Open Heaven 9 May 2018 – Weapons of Spiritual Warfare
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil
Open Heaven 9 May 2018 Bible Reading Ephesians 6:10-18
Bible in one year : 1 Samuel 22-23, James 1:19-2:1
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Open Heaven 9 May 2018 Message with hymn
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world , against spiritual wickedness in high places”
The above scripture clearly shows us that Satan and his fallen angels are organized into a well-coordinated army that is skillful in carrying out devastating attacks on their victims. We must therefore be strategic and confront them from a position of knowledge and strength. Open Heaven 8 May 2018
Our warfare as Christians is a fight of faith that is purely restricted to the spiritual realm. Although our spiritual warfare is personal we must not engage in it on the basis of our individual effort or strength. We must continually channel the strength of God and the victory we have through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus against the forces of darkness for as long as we live. Open Heaven 10 May 2018
Our fight of faith calls for courage to withstand dreadful circumstances, determination to overcome at all costs a d persistent prayers. It also calls for loyalty to fight under the banner of Christ, the Lord of hosts, standing in His strength and using the weapons He has provided.
“For though we walk in The flesh, we do not war after the flesh: ( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but might through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”
2 Corinthians 10:3-4
The Holy Spirit inspired this verses of the scripture to help us have a good understanding of the true nature of Spiritual warfare and the patency of our God-ordained weapons, even though they may appear ordinary to many. Open Heaven 11 May 2018
Open Heaven 9 May 2018
We are commanded in Ephesians 6:11& 13 to “put on” and “take on” the whole armour of God. What makes up the complete armour of God? According to today’s Bible reading , the number one component of this armour is Truth, which refers to Jesus Himself (John 14:6).
Next is holiness and righteousness, and then comes the gospel of peace, faith in Hod , salvation, the word of God , persistent prayers, and finally, watching and preserverance. The Bible assures us that when these weapons are complete, they are effective in pulling down the strongholds of the devil, casting down every imagination of the enemy that is contrary to the purpose of God, and bringing into captivity every thought and device to obedience of Christ.
Our duty is to ensure that we put on the whole armour of God and use it to resist the kingdom of darkness. We know we are victorious because the Lord of hosts Himself has already perfected our victory.
Open Heaven 9 May 2018 Action point
Rebuke the devil in the name of the Lord and resist his attacks in every area of your life
Open Heaven 9 May Hymn 14
TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
Let them flow in endless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee.
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.