Daily Devotions – Strength of God’s Power Against the Cosmic Powers of this Present Darkness

Daily Devotions – Strength of God’s Power Against the Cosmic Powers of this Present Darkness

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Ephesians 6:10-17  (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Ephesians today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life


Lord, on my own I am powerless. Help me focus on Your truth with transparency and authenticity by replacing any bad habits with good habits. When I fall, help me to quickly get up to keep in a right relationship with You and others. Build my trust in You during difficult times to deflect the devil’s arrows. As I fill my soul with Your Word build my strength to weather the storm when I am under attack. Thank You, Lord, for with Your armor, the strength of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, I can experience Your victory. Amen.