The Devil Throws Darts All The Day Long!
“with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16)
The enemy is on the loose.
The enemy prowl like a roaring lion all day long seeking whom he may devour. The Greek word for darts in this passage is βέλη and can also mean missiles. Sometimes the attacks the enemy tries to employ vary in intensity, Although it must be noted, the small pricks are not to be underestimated. However focusing back on the passage we notice we have only one real line of defense (whether big or small), that is our faith. It is the only thing that is built strong enough to call those attacks for what they are and not get flustered and beat down. There cannot be given even a window of opportunity to the flurry of attacks. God is greater and we who are made in his image reign under his jurisdiction. We need the emboldening of the Spirit to caress through our veins and stop every attack in it’s tracks there and then.
It takes a conscious effort to resist something, and resisting something like the devil is definite must. Though he seeks whom he may devour it is those who put up the fight and fend their own who will stand and be made whole. The passage below highlights two key components for remaining constant: humility and our faith.
1 Peter 5:6-10 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Don’t grow weary in the battle field God is greater still!
Though a thousand may assail on my left and a thousand on my right, my eyes will not waver from your oh Lord. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Mat5.11-13) God is greater still! On him Satan will try and attack and on him there will be no victory. Amen and Amen!