Monday, August 10, 2009

Battle Gear, Your Shield

In addition to all this, take up the Shield of Faith, with which you can extinguish ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one. Eph.6:16 NIV

I read one type of ancient shield was made of leather. Before battle the shields were soaked in water, this way when the flaming arrows of the enemy hit the shield the fire was extinguished.

Our Shield of Faith as Christians is God. His word, His protection, His provision.

Ps. 33:18-20 NIV tells us, "The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose Hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine, We wait in hope for the Lord; HE IS OUR HELP AND OUR SHIELD!"

"Every word of the Lord is Flawless, HE IS A SHIELD to those who take refuge in Him." Prov.30:5 NIV

We think of a shield as a physical barrier designed to protect us from what ever we see as a threat.

In the arena of Spiritual Battle, God Himself is our Shield.

When we immerse our selves in the Water of the Word, our Spiritual Shield, God is able to extinguish all the enemies arrows that are targeted toward us.

Another function of the Shields that the Roman Soldiers carried was to form a "tent". By linking the shields and forming a wall of protection, the enemies arrows couldn't penetrate because each solider was linked to the one next to him by his shield.

We each have our own Shield of Faith that protects us, providing we pick it up daily as part of our Armor.

When we link up with our Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, and our Shields are attached, no power of the enemy can penetrate through the Shield of Faith that is formed when two or three gather together in His Name. We can confidently march toward the front lines of battle.

By ourselves, our Shield of Faith is more than sufficient to protect us and our household from attack, but the real power is linking up with the community of believers and marching together as the Army of the Lord's.

Shoulder to shoulder, shield to shield, the enemy's forces have to flee in defeat. Our personal faith multiplied by many when we connect our Shields of Faith.

God has made provision for us for total and complete victory. That is so exciting, God Himself has all ready charted our course for victory!!

Time for a Happy Dance here!!!

As we put on the Whole Armor of God we can stand, knowing the enemies attack is going to fall short of it's intended target.

Our Shield of Faith is ready for us to pick up and utilize on a daily basis. Every morning we are to put on the Whole Armor of God

Lord, I thank You that You have made provision, and supplied us with the proper Battle Gear to insure complete victory over the enemy.

What do you do each day to prepare for that day's Battle?
Who do have in your life to link your Shield of Faith with?
I would be honored to be considered a Sister of Faith, to link my Shield with yours.

Our assignment is to dress ourselves for battle and stand in faith, God will bring the victory!

Princess, Daughter of the King of Kings
Mother of Princesses and Princes
Grandmother of Royalty


  1. This is a great reminder to "suit up" each day in order to live in victory.

  2. Thanks for reminding me that I need to pause each morning and put on my shield before I face the world. I often forget this in the everyday hurry. Thanks for stopping to visit me. I enjoyed your comment.

  3. I love this post Wendy. I teach my granddaughters to memorize scripture. This week they have memorized Proverbs 18:30 - As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for those who take refuge in Him.

    Today we made shields and played out how they work as I taught them this very lesson.

    I will be posting about it soon with photos. :)


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