Last night I could not sleep. I was literally wide awake. I’ve been struggling with shoulder pain and a torn muscle since November 2019 and I’ve been in physical therapy since January 2020. I saw the orthopedic on yesterday and he gave me a cortisone shot and told me I probably wouldn’t sleep well tonight due to the pain and boy was he right 😢.
Any who, that’s not the point of this post I just wanted to let you know why I was wide awake at 4:30 a.m. 😅. For years on and off I have read, studied, and applied Ephesians 6:10-20 as a shield when I know I’ll be encountering spiritual attacks and sometimes just as a daily declaration before I start work because of the type of work that I do, which is to help people to heal. Helping people to heal through the power of God, sometimes I experience spiritual attacks and push back from the enemy and these scriptures truly block all those attacks every time. 🙌
Well during that time, the Lord brought these scriptures into my spirit. I heard him say my people are not putting on the “The Shield of Faith” according to Ephesians 10:16. You can study more about the Armor of God here. He said my people has allowed the spirit of fear to overtake them because they have put down their shield. He said my people must put on their armor everyday and “The Shield of Faith” is the most important. In the KJV version Ephesians 6:16, Pauls says, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” In this time, the fiery darts is COVID-19. We cannot beat this demon without prayer and without our armor, but most importantly without Faith. (My God, I feel that thing even typing this).
I urge you to read the whole book of Ephesians, it will definitely stir you up. The Body of Christ has to stand up right now, especially the Five Fold Ministry. We are here to teach, equip, encourage, lead, and teach others how to lead. We can’t put our trust in man or in social media and look to them for ALL the answers and allow fear to take a seat in our life. Yes you will have fearful moments but you have to combat that with the word of God. Remember this, “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”. Hebrews 4:12 KJV
I urge you to, Pick up your shield!!