NCFI CARES: D’s and T’s of Spiritual Warfare

Just like a helmet can protect the vital structures of our brain. The helmet of salvation protects our mind from the enemy and various destructive thoughts (Ephesians 6:17; James 1:15). We can be deceived by confusing the truth with lies. At times, we can lack insight or be devoid of the enemy devices. We can doubt the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. As well as, distrust the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministry. Through uncontrolled desires, our thoughts can delve us into distractions, diversions and wayward detours. When disappointments tag along, we can get stuck in despair and distress. The Devil delights when devout Christians develop divisive, disruptive, and detrimental disobedience that defies the Divine.

Let’s discontinue the work of the Devil (and all those “D’s”) and secure our mind with some thoughtful “T’s” (Philippians 4:8). Trust the truth of God’s word and Christ’ training found in both testaments. Throw off temptation and terminate transgressions. Take time to be thankful and extol our Lord. With a transparent heart entreat Christ for protection and strength. Think, retain and teach the tried-and-true texts that leads to virtuous thoughts. Strive for togetherness as a team while being thoughtful and attentive to all. Christians can tear apart the tormentor’s enticements through the truth of the Word and the tenacity of their testimony.

 

Prayer: Our Lord is faithful to strengthen you and protect you from the evil one while directing your hearts toward his love and the endurance of Christ, amen. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-5)

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