Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason, keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people. Ephesians 6:18
So many times, we face adversities and life’s challenges all ALONE, because we don’t take the time or initiative to ASK GOD for His HELP. The Apostle Paul, tells the Christians in Ephesus, to do certain things to be able to STAND UP against the Devil’s evil tricks, and that is to PREPARE yourself with the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD. (v 11)
We should begin by: STANDING READY, with TRUTH as a BELT, RIGHTEOUSNESS as our BREASTPLATE, and SHOES as READINESS to announce the GOOD NEWS, and FAITH as a SHIELD for with it you will be able to put out ALL the burning arrows of the DEVIL. Then ACCEPT SALVATION as a HELMET, and the WORD of GOD as the SWORD, which the SPIRIT of GOD gives you. (vv 14-17)
But you will not be READY until you PRAY, ASKING for GOD’S HELP. As His Children, we SHOULD PRAY DAILY, and on EVERY OCCASION, as the SPIRIT leads us. If that DASTARDLY DEVIL can keep you from talking to FATHER GOD, then he’s succeeded in WEAKENING your TRUST in GOD’S POWER to HELP you, and that will give the evil one the opportunity to KNOCK you off your feet, and you will NOT be able to STAND UP AGAINST the Devil’s evil tricks. For this reason, KEEP ALERT and NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP!!! REMEMBER to ALWAYS PRAY for ALL of GOD’S people. If that were the case ALL of God’s People would be PRAYED for, many times over. What a MIGHTY ARMY that would be for our ALMIGHTY GOD!
However, if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are controlled by the devil, and you are the enemy of God. And your fate is an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there. But God is READY to HELP you if you are WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. And let Him RESCUE you from the DEVIL’S CLUTCHES. And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. And put on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD, NOW! So that you can RESIST the Devil, and his attacks, and HOLD your GROUND, and you will be able to gain HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME. ALL you NEED to do is to ASK GOD! Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!