Daily Devotional for September 28
No weapon turned against you will succeed. And everyone who tells lies in court will be brought to justice. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken! —Isaiah 54:17
The kingdom of darkness is a wicked organization of evil that unceasingly plots against the righteous. This kingdom’s carefully crafted snares and weapons are individually tailored to destroy each child of God. In Ephesians 6, Paul tells us that “we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms” (v. 12). God, however, has provided us with a divine covering to protect us from every attack from the enemy. Commonly called “the armor of God,” this protection listed in Ephesians 6:14-17 includes the following elements: “the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness” (v. 14), “for shoes . . . the peace that comes from the Good News” (v. 15), “faith as your shield,” (v. 16), “salvation as your helmet,” and “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (v. 17). Standing in this mighty armor and wielding the powerful weapon of the Word of God, we have the strength to “pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit” (v. 18), positioning ourselves firmly upon the promises of God until the devil flees. No matter what weapon the enemy has forged against you, it will not prosper!