Friday, June 20, 2014


For several months now, I've been reading and re-reading this passage in Ephesians 6 about the kind of defense we need to take up against Satan.  

When things are easy and going our way - we often forget that we need to be strong in the Lord and not in our own strength or power.  In ease, I think it's easy to put your guard down. 

But when your guard is down that's when you are most susceptible to attack.  And 1 Peter 5 tells us that Satan prowls around like a roaring lion looking for his next victim.

Ephesians 6 - The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

We don't battle against all the junk and sin that we see play out in front of our earthly eyes - we battle against Satan.  

So let's do some battle.  Pray for us.  Pray for our boys.  Pray for Back2Back.  Pray for us to be strong in the Lord and to claim His victories for the orphans He's called us to defend.  

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