Ceaseless Arrows From Hell

12 Jan
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We get a glimpse of the spiritual warfare going on by the Apostle Paul’s usual metaphoric language. Of course, there’s much to be said about Ephesians 6:10. But there’s one piece of armor that the Foe wants us to forget (and appears to achieve at doing so at times) while he fires ceaseless arrows from hell…

A Slight Vision

The Wicked One, Satan is the “father of lies” and the “ruler of this world.” He also has 1/3 of the angels who were cast down with him and expelled from heaven. Not to mention evil spirits, the off-spring of fallen angels and humans. All these forces work in a “slaughtering” manner of sinister offense against God’s people. From dusk, to dawn, night and day; they are at work to destroy.

They are armed with weapons, specifically “fiery arrows.” This “fire” is dipped from the pits of the abyss. Scorching hot, and harmful. Note, arrows, the plurality is important. Not, one arrow is fired at you, but many. In fact, multiple at one time, are being flung across the air to shoot you down from your position in Christ. And, these arrows are not shot without care, but diligent precision to strike the target with perfect aim; as if it’d be the most skilled archers known to us.

There is no mercy, no care, no sympathy, but a ceaseless firing of hellish arrows all across the heavenlies all from the Wicked One and his militia. The aim is only to take down the people of God. Destroying the peace they have, the joy they have, the unity they have, the love the have, the zeal they have, and anything good, anything causing harm to their kingdom of darkness is a direct target for a multitude of fiery arrows.

Are You Ignorant Brethren?

When you feel oppressed, suffocated, down and under. When you are not “yourself” or weak. As if, there is a hellish fire of chaos around you that seems unbearable. Or, when you are surrounded and in-conflict, and appear “out numbered” and over-powered. I must ask, “Are you ignorant brethren? Do you not know?” TAKE UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH.

Yes! Do not just stand there, and take the arrows of the devil. Don’t just passively allow these satanic arrows to bombard you, your mind or any faculty of yours! Instead of taking the arrows of the “god of this world.” TAKE UP THE ARMOR OF GOD OF HEAVEN: THE SHIELD OF FAITH. Don’t just “take” or “grab” or “hold” the shield. Take “UP” the shield of faith, with the “strength of the Lord and in the might of His power,” “UP”!

Of all the armor there is, this is the one that is ABOVE ALL, as it’s written, “Above all, take up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the Wicked One” (Eph. 6:16).

All Means All

This is the power of faith when taken-up, that it is an instant defense against the masses of arrows on fire flung across speedily with precision in the heavenlies. Not one arrow is left aflame. And, do not be doubtful of the shield of faith, because it is an armor of promise, “YE SHALL BE ABLE” says the Apostle, who was a mighty warrior of Christ.

You will have the full assurance of ability to end the burn of the darts from Satan with this shield taken up. I’m sure there is a time at which you remember. A time that you felt near defeat, and overcome. But, then upon your remembering of this blessed shield from the God of Christ, behold: now you are on the attack! For, isn’t the best offense a good defense? And upon this raised solid-plated resilient shield of resistance, the Foe must begin retreat, (as it’s written, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” [James 4:7]) and plan another scheme to cause your shield to be taken-down.

Be Prepared For That Day

Everyday is a wicked day, but there is that “day” of wickedness. A reserved day of planned attack from the Foe. And, when that day comes you must remember the shield of faith, and to take it up.

Discouragement, fear, doubt, oppression, sin, heaviness, bondage, confusion, deceit, temptations, hindrance, stumbling, trials, tribulations, tests, accusations, lies, yes all the darkness, all the wickedness, curled up into evil arrows soaked in tar and set on fire with profuse ammunition, aimed and ready to be strung at the people of God in Christ………ALL OF IT. IS QUENCHED. By God’s shield of faith TAKEN-UP!

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