Armor up, warriors. The battle is upon us and you’ve been chosen by the Most High God to be a part of it. As I’ve been saying for months, you are not here by mistake. You’ve been meticulously placed for such a time as this.
As Ephesians 6 says, “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
We are to put on the whole armor of God. This means it won’t always be happy-go-lucky because we are in a fight to defend our territory and authority. Don’t be misled by Satan; we do have the authority and victory in Christ Jesus, we just have to exercise it. We are watching Christians face a horrific death for their faith, most recently in Afghanistan. Do you love the Lord enough to go to the death for Him? Would your faith strengthen or crumble if you were facing the wickedness those precious people are currently experiencing? I encourage you to ponder that and truly seek the deepest parts of your heart. Ask the Lord to show you if anything needs removed or added. Our God is the great physician and is able to do whatever you ask of Him.
If you’ll go read Ephesians, you’ll notice our only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. This means most of the time we are deflecting Satan’s tactics and plans against us. Satan is prowling around looking for whom he will devour. We are to be suited up and on guard at all times to defend ourselves and others. Then we are to take the word of God/scripture, the things the Lord has told us in the secret place, and use it as our most powerful weapon against the enemy.
Satan is a defeated foe, but that doesn’t mean he is completely powerless. He will never stop trying to overcome with evil until he is sentenced for good to the pit of hell. We need to recognize who Satan is, so we can recognize the power we have against him with Father God. We need to walk by faith and not by sight. We need to fast, pray, repent for ourselves and others, and continually speak the Word of the Lord. War is never easy… there will be casualties, but how hopeful it is to know we are going to be the victorious ones! The reward in Heaven is so worth the cost we may face on this Earth. Our earthly lives are so small compared to the eternal reward awaiting us. Stay strong, put on your warrior face, and get to fighting! And no matter what you do, don’t let Satan win!
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is an accomplished individual who has experienced a lot of life in her 29 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”