God is stirring something in His daughters today….can you sense it?
He is calling us, His Bride, to band together & intercede, cry out for the ones we love.
The enemy strategy is to take us down, however he can.
God defeats him by linking us together with His power & love, and strengthening us to endure the onslaught, to protect one another as He defends us and battles for us.
Each of my loved ones is battling right now, as am I.
Whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, this world we are temporarily living in wants nothing more than for us to throw in the towel and give up.
We were meant to give up, but not in defeat.
We are meant to give up fighting for ourselves and allow Him to fight for & through us.
When the Maker of all things wants to defend us, we need to step back & allow Him to do so.
When we try to go into battle improperly prepared, we end up wounded & weary.
When we fail to cover one another in prayer, lifting each other up to the One who is able to do all things & anything, we end up easy targets.
Holy Spirit is whispering to allow Him to guide your thoughts towards prayer.
Jesus is waiting for you to accept His covering, the blood of the Lamb which conquers all sin.
God is pacing as He waits for you to let lose the cry which will launch Him into battle on your behalf.
We have been made in His image. which is why we get stirred up with the desire to battle. But this battleground is not one we were meant to step onto alone.
For we only see things dimly, but God sees the entire action plan.
He knows we need weaponry, and He provides them as outlined in Ephesians 6.
He becomes our armor when we prepare ourselves as He directs…
Truth: we are to wear truth like a belt, which helps hold us together.
Righteousness: He is our breastplate, the One who makes us pure & Holy because we are now His.
These two protect the core of who we are: His Beloved.
Gospel of Peace: these shoes are go everywhere shoes, relying on God to guide us as we step. Knowing He is with us calms our fears & fills us with peace.ise can proclaim the good news about our Prince of Peace when we step as He directs, avoiding unexpected landmines of doubt & chaos.
The next two pieces of armor serve to help us in our defense:
Faith: our belief in the God we follow serves as our shield. The truth of who He is cannot protect us if we don’t cling to it & use it as our protective shield when the enemy darts attempt to strike.
Salvation: our position in God family is to be our new mindset. We are His, forever, because we have accepted Jesus’ gift of being made anew & right with God. We are to wear this helmet not only to protect us, but identify us as His.
The last part of our armor is the most powerful weapon we could ever use, need or desire:
His Word: The very power of God Himself is interwoven with His Word, the Bible. We are to use this mighty weapon as His Spirit guides us to: strategically, purposefully and prayerfully.
Prayer is the key to our armor working together. Asking God to protect us & equip us for the skirmish at hand, seeking His play by play as to the action we are to take with each step.
And we are not only to pray for our our protection, but those of our fellow saints, as we stay alert & proactive waiting for our instructions.
If you take a closer look at our armor, you too can see it is mainly defensive pieces we have been given. That was deliberate.
God Himself wants to be our defender, our strong tower & Fortress. Our covering, safety & hiding place.
He is 100% concerned about our security, all the time, as His Beloved.
He knows our adversary best, for He created him, which we tend to lose sight of during the battles when we get too focused on what is coming against us than Who is defending us.
We are to be on the defense, because God Himself leads the charge against the enemy.
We are to strike only when He commands us to, for He alone is head of this army.
We are to join together in prayer: for our loved ones, our friends, our coworkers, our neighbors, joining our armor together for greater defense.
When we do so, then link up with Heaven, all things become possible when God is in command.
We know how the battle ultimately ends, and we know how we are best to stand…in His corner, secure in the knowledge of whose we are, and Who is in control over all.
It’s time to armor up, Beloved.
Not only will it help keep us safe, but it has been custom designed for us by our Bridegroom to work perfectly as we use it the way He directs us to!
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Visiting from #raralinkup, loved your post and your call to ‘armor up’! Knowing we are safe no matter the circumstances with Him going before us…
Amen sister! Delighted you dropped by from #RaRaLinkup 🙂
I like the part you said about prayer is the key that keeps the armor working together. Such a powerful statement. Visiting from #RaRalinkup.
Thanks Kristen. Honored you stopped by! #RaRaLinkup
Karla, let us walk into battle equipped. “He becomes our armor when we prepare ourselves as He directs…” Let us allow His Words to guide us as we allow Him to fight the battle for us. Thank you, Karla, for sharing your heart and preparing His daughters for battle at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )
Amen, Crystal! May the Bride arise & follow her Beloved as He leads! #IntentionalTuesday
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