Understand The Enemies Movements then Defeat Them (Morning)

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Ephesians 6:10-20

TODAY’S RHEMA

Ephesians 6:11 Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

This story took place in Jember, a regency located in East Java. On July 1st, 2018, they celebrated Bhayangkara day, a commemorative day dedicated to the police officer. This celebration was included in some competitions. One of them is a boxing match, with a twist. Both the participants were blindfolded. It was hilarious, the audience was laughing and having fun because the participants could barely hit each other. But what if one participant’s blindfold was removed? Is it still hilarious? It can’t be called a fair competition.

Each of us is doing our competition day by day. Our challenger is The devil. He could see and foresee our every movement, but we cannot see what his next move is. Is it fair? Of course not. He K.O-ed us many times and beats us to a pulp again and again. He makes us depressed, feels awful, sinner, then he will punch us hard with that same sentence: you are not worthy of salvation. You will fall into darkness once and for now, it’s eternal. His signature move could greatly affect us. Make us unable to stand up and fearful, skeptical. Make us abandon our maker and forget His sacrifice.

Today, it’s time to settle the score. Be aware of the lion, for he would find your weaknesses and exploit them. Ready your defenses and suit up, put your armor proudly because it will save your faith and life. We may not be able to see the devil directly but t we can anticipate his movements, by switching to defensive maneuvers and wait for the perfect moment to strike a decisive counter-attack. In this Christmas, do not let The devil snatches your joy, peace, and happiness, because God gives it to you, and not the devil to lay its filthy hands on it.

REFLECTION

DON’T LET the devil snatch your prized peace and joy, you must FIGHT for it.

APPLICATIONS

1. Do you realize that you are in the middle of an intense battle with an invisible enemy?
2. Does the devil try to snatch your peace and joy? Tell us your story
3. What will you do to take your rightful peace and joy back? What are your plans?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus Christ, my Prince of Peace. I am grateful because this Christmas You give me peace and joy, my most prized possessions. I want to defend it with my heart from the devil who wants to snatch it away from me, to make me feel terrible and abandon You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

2 Kings 13-14
John 2