January 25, 2021
Do you ever feel the darts? This world seems to be full of them lately. I was reading about a recent Pew Research poll that said only 19% of the people in America trust their government; that’s down from over 80% in 1960. Another recent network poll said that over 2/3 of Americans see other Americans as their most dangerous enemy! What? That makes it very hard to want to go outside or make friends, or really hope for much of anything! As a Christian we know who our real enemy is and he’s prowling around like a roaring lion trying to see who he can devour! His time is short! Praise God!
Ephesians 6:10-18 reminds us that God knew we would need help in these days and He’s provided many tools to fight off this crazy enemy and his darts! He reminds us to be strong in HIM and in His Power! Put on His whole armor so that we can be able to stand against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. The Belt of Truth, The Breastplate of Righteousness, The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, The Shield of Faith, The Sword of the Spirit, and The Helmet of Salvation … read about them and learn how they work! We all need each one, every day, until that Day when Jesus returns! Meanwhile, keep your shield up and let the people in… they need Jesus too!
Pastor Cheri Gatton