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TRUTH-SHIELD-BUCKLER

Often after prolonged periods of waiting for answers to prayers, we give up praying and lose hope for the answer. However, there is a powerful tool that can be used beyond, and this is the Word of God.

Believe you me, waiting for answer or breakthrough is an aspect of spiritual warfare because we have to fight all other voices and options if we want to stay true to God and wait for His best. Psalm 91 comes to mind. I recommend reading the entire chapter, but a few months ago, verse 4 caught my attention. It says He (God) shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

What does it mean then to have God’s truth as a shield and buckler? God’s truth is the Word of God, (2) Jesus is the truth; see John 1:1 and John 14:6.  A shield is a piece of personal armour held in the hand or mounted on the wrist or forearm. Shields are used to intercept specific attacks, whether from close-ranged weaponry or projectiles such as arrows, by means of active blocks, as well as to provide passive protection by closing one or more lines of engagement during combat OR a person or thing providing protection.

A buckler is most useful for deflecting the blow of an opponent’s weapons by binding his arms or hindering his movements. A buckler was mostly worn on the forearm. In Ephesians 6, we are encouraged to put on the full armour of God with righteousness as our shield.

If at all you are in warfare of “waiting” or trusting God for an answer, engage these tools this week. There is spiritual warfare beyond prayer, and this is it. When you can no longer pray, find the Scripture promise that applies to your petition, then continually engage by confessing that Scripture whenever you are reminded of that petition.

That Word of God, which is the truth will be the shield that intercept those frequent attacks of anxiety and worry related to your petition. The Word of God will deflect any camouflage and alternate answer from coming through. Continue to focus on Jesus, the ultimate truth, way and life as you wait for the best outcome from God. When doubt, fear, anxiety or worry comes occupy yourself with the TRUTH-SHIELD AND BUCKLER

See the how the shield and buckler work from the definition in the Blog. Like you, understanding their use gave me courage to continually apply the Word of God while waiting for answers. This week’s blog, can’t wait to hear from you so BLOG BACK PLEASE

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FAITH AND DELIVERANCE


Although Satan may subject us to multiple attacks, the key to our victory is not to overly focus the devil or the attack. This does not mean ignoring the attack, but rather refocusing our attention to our strongest Defender, Jesus Christ. OUR VICTORY IS BY FAITH. Whenever the devil shows up, rebuke him, renounce him, cast him out, declare God’s destiny promises over you and move on

Put less emphasis on the attack; the devil would want you to dwell on the attack to get a platform for more attacks. We empower whom we focus on. The armor of faith (Ephesians 6:10-18) will be the fiery weapon to launch concurrently as you concentrate on God’s Word that is related to the attack the devil has launched against you. That Scripture is your Sword-the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. Declare that Scripture/promise amidst the negative experience. FAITH and relentless focus births the victory.

Apostle Paul testifies of additional weapons in 2 Corinthians 6:1-10; emphasis on verse seven (7), about weapons of righteousness on both hands. We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.  For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,  in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed;  as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things (NJKV).

So,with one hand we rebuke and cast out the devil, in one hand we decree and declare because our hope and faith are in Jesus Christ our Rock. We do both of these while maintain our hand on the plough doing what God as assigned us to do. In Christ we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Not in the devil and his schemes.

Let faith in God push you through. Let persistence determination fuel you. Greater is He that is in you than he that is the World. Keep your eyes in Jesus. The Author and Finisher of your faith. He who started a good work in you will bring it to completion (Philippians 1.6). Release the armor of faith backed by the Word of God which is the Sword of the Spirit. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4) NIV. If stuck, seek the assistance of a trusted reputable deliverance minister.w