Monday, December 07 2020
OUR WEAPONS OF WAR
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
David, the sweet psalmist, shepherd boy and newly anointed King over Israel was sent to the battlefield with supplies when he heard the taunts of the Philistine, Goliath. David, although accused by his older brother and told by Saul that he was just a youth was already getting hit with fiery darts!
Goliath was armed to the hilt, a warrior from his youth, trained in battle and a formidable adversary to say the least. As David approached the giant he was assailed by accusations and an assault threatening him and cursing him, saying he would give his flesh to the birds of the air! David was undaunted with only his sling in hand and a spiritual shield of faith that God had given him that protected him from the devil's accusations!
So it is with us, the shield of faith protects us from the fiery darts of fear, doubt and unbelief thrown at us by our enemy to stop our forward motion and cripple us so that we can be defeated. David used his faith to defeat Goliath by hitting him in the forehead with a well aimed stone, guided by the Holy Spirit that ultimately brought down the big man and David proceeded to kill him and gained the victory for Israel!
Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. I Samuel 17:51
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin