Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one (Ephesians 6:16).
It’s the shield of faith that overcomes all the challenges that the enemy throws at you. We need to remind ourselves regularly that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, or that we’re not in a physical fight only, but against the dark hosts of Satan in the invisible, spiritual realm. Satan has a legal right to rule over the unsaved because of the first man Adam’s sin, and will also assert his influence over believers who don’t know and act on the Word. Jesus has given us as Christians authority over them!
Satan and his minions have the ability to put a thought in your mind and place a feeling on your body. But he can’t touch you if make a decision to live by the Word! When thoughts come that disagree with the Word, refuse to think them. When feelings come that disagree with the Word, don’t live by them. Our authority over Satan and his emissaries comes by walking by faith in the Word of God.
When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus responded over and over again with it is written. And that’s the way we’re to deal with the devil today.
When thoughts of doubt and fear come, respond with it is written. When feelings of sickness attack, respond with it is written. When circumstances seem unrelenting and defeat seems inevitable, respond with it is written!
The victory that overcomes the world is our faith. And faith is acting on and speaking the Word of God in the face of negative circumstances. Act on God’s Word in every area of life today. Refuse to dwell on the negative thoughts that come. Act on God’s Word in spite of feelings that tell you you’re not going to make it. Greater is He who is in you than He who is in the world! Remember that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible to him who believes!