DEFEND YOUR GROUND-3
2Samuel 23:11 “And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.”
2Samuel 23:12 “But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.”
After putting on every other apparel, it is the belt that hold them all together. The bible calls it the belt of truth. If you put on all the other defensive coverings without a belt, you’ll still look shabby and improperly dressed. Truth is a defensive weapon that keeps everything in place.
Beloved, don’t be one of those Christians that tells lies at will, don’t “colour a lie”. I’ve heard many Christians say it is a “white lie”. Lies don’t have a colour code, a lie is a lie! Wherever you are, be an advocate for truth.
Truth is a powerful defense against the devil, because the devil himself is the father of lies. Each time you lie, you speak the devil’s natural language and give him access into your life.
After putting on the whole armour, you then stand in the place of prayer. Hear this:
Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
You defend your ground in the place of prayer, both in understanding and in tongues. You don’t wait till there is a challenge before talking to the Father, you constantly talk to Him. Praying in the spirit helps a lot in defending your “field”.
Ephesians 6:18 also states that, we watch and persevere in the place of prayer. Your spiritual sight and sensitivity must be sharp to quickly detect an attack. Picking divine signals easily can help you to know the direction the enemy is coming from, in order to pray against it.
Here is an example of a defensive scripture to always pray with:
Psalms 125:2 “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.”
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