What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Use the gifts
That is why you must rely on God’s armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.
God knows the challenges, that we have human frailty through temptation and ego, so what does he do? He gives us the gifts of armour and weapons to protect us based in his integrity, peace, faith, salvation and his actual spirit. It’s all there on offer so use the gifts and be prepared to be in covered by his love and protection.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
I feel so silly after reading this for I know it to be true, I was putting on Gods armour then stopped. Since I have stopped it has gotten almost unbearably difficult, no coincidence hey? I have the Gods armour prayer on my desk and its time to stop seeing through it like it doesn’t exist and start saying it every day again.
I seek your protection and accept your gifts.I will use them with gratitude
Grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power. Put God’s armour on so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the Sovereignties and the Powers who originate the darkness in this world, the spiritual army of evil in the heavens. That is why you must rely on God’s armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.
So stand your ground, with truth buckled round your waist, and integrity for a breastplate, wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to put out the burning arrows of the evil one. And then you must accept salvation from God to be your helmet and receive the word of God from the Spirit to use as a sword.
Pray all the time, asking for what you need, praying in the Spirit on every possible occasion. Never get tired of staying awake to pray for all the saints; and pray for me to be given an opportunity to open my mouth and speak without fear and give out the mystery of the gospel of which I am an ambassador in chains; pray that in proclaiming it I may speak as boldly as I ought to.