Text: Ephesians 6:14-18
In the classic description of the Christian soldier and his armour in Ephesians 6:14-18, it is interesting to note that there is no armour for the back. This is not a mistake by God, it is deliberate. God never designed us to turn our backs and run from the battles of life. The soldiers that run from battles are easily picked out by their adversaries. For us Christian soldiers, we are well suited with the right armour to stay on the offensive always. Even when on the defensive, it is the shield of faith, one of our armours, we employ, not our backs.
We are not cowards. Only cowards run from battles. We are as bold as a lion, because we are of the stock of the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Lions don't shy away from challenges, they face every challenge head on. With our armour, we can always be on the offensive to claim the spoils of victory that the Lord of Host have won for us. Hallelujah! That is why we can't turn our back. If we do, we cant claim our victory.
Even when Satan puts up the toughest of resistance, and it feels like we should just give in to his pressure and run away from taking the spoils of our victory, we must stay resolute. We know that victory is assured no matter the resistance of Satan. We must keep employing our well oiled armour; the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, our loins girded with truth, the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God and lastly, praying in the spirit. We cannot turn our back with these in our possession. Don't turn your back on any battle, because victory is always assured.
Keep winning daily.
I am fully kitted with the whole armour of God. Fully equipped to take the spoils of victory that Jesus have won for me. I do not give in, neither do I turn my back from the heat of battle. I stay resolution and firm because victory is assured always, in Jesus' name. Amen.
By Ese Ehimare Dave