As you prepare for the take off into divine purpose in 2017, God wants to prepare you for the eventuality of disaster. We talked before of being prepared and taught by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. In addition to this, there is a level of warfare strategy which God wants to pour into you for the season of purpose ahead.
All of us who have traveled before, know that before the plane takes off the air hostess demonstrates safety procedures. In the case that something goes wrong every one on board would have been well-briefed on the precautionary procedures to be taken.
Similarly, as we prepare for purpose in 2017, there are specific areas of precaution to which we need to pay close attention. Before launching you into purpose, there are some procedures that God wants to outline to prepare us for the eventuality of attack. The only difference in our reality, is that we know for sure that the enemy will attack. There are no two ways about this. His job is to steal, kill and destroy purpose, and so we must be prepared for His attacks.
In some of these attacks he will use persons to deter, he will bring our past, he will being fears etc. all in an effort to to distract us and hold us back from where God is taking us. The enemy will do all it takes to oppose us.
At this point God wants to remind you that:
- The devil has an organized system of evil that will always be up against us
The word of God states: “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Despite everything that the devil tries:
2. We have the power to defeat the enemy
God wants to remind us of this reality: For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4).
We have the power because God has given us an armor.
3. The Armor of God is our buffer.
The armor of God is our buffer in the time of attack/when emergency strikes while en-route to our destination.
We have great power on the inside of us and now is the time to develop the weapons which God has given us. Our precautionary procedure before the takeoff includes doing all that it takes to keep the amour of God in top shape so that when the enemy launches, he would not be able to penetrate your armor.
The word states:
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13 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.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— (Ephesians 6:11-18).
We have a full set of weapons which make up the amour of God. These are:
- Gospel of peace
- Sword of the spirit
In this your season of preparation for elevation, God will teach you and help you put on, shine, and repair any holes that may be in your armor so that you are well prepared for emergency.
Bible.org could not have given a better explanation of these weapons which must be sharpened in this season.
Father in the name of Jesus I place my life before you. Your armor is my security and I ask that you help me in this season of preparation to put on the armor of God and keep it shining so that I am ready for any attacks of the enemy. Father I recognize that when my armor is on and has no holes, the enemy cannot penetrate me. Strengthen me that I would walk in Your truth, Your righteousness, Your peace, Your Faith, Knowing that your Salvation guards me from every attack and give me the wisdom and understanding as I read Your word so that I my armor is on and in the best shape for the attack. Father I thank you for hearing and responding to my prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen!