Open Heaven 8 June 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Sure Armour II
THE SURE ARMOUR II – Friday June 8th 2018
Memorise: And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Ephesians 6:17
Read: 2nd Corinthians 6:1-7 (KJV)
Yesterday we examined truth and righteousness as components of the sure armour of God. Today, our memory verse introduces two more components of this armour. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.
Open Heaven 8 June 2018 The Sure Armour II
Our complete victory against the enemy begins and ends with the salvation of our souls. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. Our warfare with the kingdom of darkness started in the Garden of Eden, where the devil stole the mandate to rule over this world from Adam. Eve chose to believe the devil’s lie and Adam disobeyed God by yielding to the devil. Adam sold himself and by extension his descendants to the enemy when he sinned against his Maker. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. This is the reason why Jesus always addressed the problem of sin first before addressing any other problem confronting those who came to Him. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. Before Jesus healed the man sick of the palsy in Luke 5:17-26, He said to him:
Open Heaven 8 June 2018: [Friday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye The Sure Armour II
Jesus is still addressing the issue of sin first today. This is the reason why I know that as you surrender your life to Jesus today, the helmet of salvation will be your heritage, and you will have victory over your tormentors in Jesus’ Name.
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
The sword of the spirit is the word of God. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. It is an offensive weapon with which we attack the enemy, and it is powerful through God to the pulling down of the devil’s strongholds. Hear what the Holy Spirit says in Hebrews 4:12 about the power that is inherent in God’s word:
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“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Today, people short-change themselves by not taking heed to the Word of God. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. I assume that people who trivialised the word of God don’t know that it is the powerful attacking piece of our sure armour with which we obtain victory. Note that it is the word of God that you respect that will work for you when you apply it in spiritual warfare. Open Heaven [8 June 2018] The Sure Armour II. I encourage you therefore to let the word of God dwell in you richly. Meditate on it and make it a part of you.
Father, grant me grace to continually treasure and uphold the salvation of my soul, and help me to live by Your word daily in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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