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Updated: Jun 4, 2022



SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:2-4 “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Precious saints welcome to another corporate fast and this fasting weekend happens to fall on the Pentecost weekend. What a wondrous experience it must have been for the disciples to hear the sound like rushing wind, see the tongues like fire, and receive the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God for giving us His Holy Spirit, who creates faith in us and leads us to share that faith with others! The joy of Pentecost is that it gives us a vision and hope for a community made possible through the work of the Spirit. This miracle involves being open to the shocking and surprising ways of the Spirit, which empowers us to reach across differences to experience radical and insurgent communions. We need another Pentecost saints and I pray that the Lord world send such a revival that will awaken many lost souls before His soon coming.

Now Pentecost, is a Jewish harvest festival, that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover, which was the fifteenth day of the month of Nisan. As the Early Church began to observe Pentecost, celebrating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, it was observed on the fiftieth day after resurrection Sunday, counting it as day one. Pentecost is celebrated on a Sunday seven weeks later.

How, then, is Pentecost important for us?


As painful as the parting at the ascension might have been, Jesus assured the disciples that it was to their advantage that he would go away,

“For if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. . . . When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:7, 13–14)

The fulfillment of the promise of Jesus was the outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and, as Peter proclaimed, on all of God’s people in this new era (Acts 2:38).

The promises of the new covenant are ours through the indwelling Spirit (Jeremiah 31:33ff; Ezekiel 36:26ff). Jesus did not end his work on earth with the ascension — he continues it now through his Spirit-indwelt church. We, therefore, can take fresh courage in Jesus’s words, “Behold, I will be with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).


Jesus’s death at Passover and his mighty resurrection three days later signalled the “firstfruit” of God’s victory over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:20–24). Jesus had accomplished everything necessary for the gospel to run and triumph (Hebrews 2:14–15; cf. Revelation 20:1–3) and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost signals that the greater harvest has begun.

The three thousand souls added to the church on Pentecost hailed from all corners of the Roman world. They, in turn, would carry the gospel to their families and communities. The narrative arc of Acts follows the Spirit-indwelt disciples as they carry the gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). The fields are white with harvest and, as part of the church of the risen Christ, we too can “go, therefore, and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18).


At Pentecost, Peter proclaims that the prophecy of Joel 2:28–31 has come to pass. Intriguingly, this prophecy of the eschatological gift of the Spirit comes immediately after another striking promise from God in Joel 2:25–27:

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lᴏʀᴅ your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lᴏʀᴅ your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

While Jesus’s reign is secure and eternal, it has yet to come to its fullest expression on the earth. While death has been decisively defeated, it has yet to be put to a final end (1 Corinthians 15:24–26). Paul reminds us that creation longs for its final restoration and that even we ourselves, who “have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23).

Pentecost is a pointer that history is inexorably moving towards the restoration of all things. The bridegroom has come; his bride is making herself ready for the day of the rapture so that she may partake of the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Therefore, we await the greatest celebration of all in heaven with the Lamb of God hallelujah! “And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” (Revelation 19:9)

It is of vital importance for every believer build up their relationship and communication with God. Pray in the spiritual language and cherish and relish this wonderful means of communication, which also builds us up in our holy faith. The question Paul asked the Ephesians is still relevant, “have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?” (Acts 19:2) If we have not yet received, then today is the day and now is the time to continuously be filled with the Spirit Hallelujah!

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:18-20).

Please click onto the Link for more details of the program:

This month of June l we want to encourage all Christians on social media that want breakthrough and restoration to Fast & Pray along with us this month’s 3 day fast.

This is an event anybody can partake of anywhere around the world, in your home, church, friend’s house, in the village or in the city etc. The main purpose is to get people to repent and turn back to God. By using the same calendar day through fasting and prayer taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14, that it will build awareness of the need to pray for your local church. Though we are on different timeline I encourage you to just follow the dates for your respective countries.

Date: June 3rd, 4th & 5th 2022

Fasting Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday






Fasting Type: It is your choice what level you wish to fast, maybe you wish to do 3 days dry fast without water or food, maybe you wish to do 3 days with water fast? Or you could fast from food but drinking water or fluids partially. You are welcome to break the fast each evening and start again either after meal (6am-6pm) or you can go straight through as I said. The key is I want you to abstain from something to seek a closer walk with the Lord and see your spiritual breakthroughs. The key is to also follow the program that is designed to assist and be a guide to press into the Lord. You will find some helpful tips below also If it is your first time.

Fasting Teaching -

What am I required to fast from?

We want to leave this decision up to you. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are some ideas:

Food Fast

When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods, we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision.

We are providing the following options for you to consider:

1. Food Fast

You fast from all foods from either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) each day with fluids allowed.

2. Partial Fast

You choose to eliminate certain things i.e., fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains mainly the same

3. Fruit and Veg

Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks, and water) with a veg meal in the evenings

4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner

Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings. Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast.

Media Fast

During this time, we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet, and any other form of social media for a brief peri od of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this, we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship, and hear from God.

Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, maybe start off with a partial fast and progress to a fruit and veg option for the last couple of days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting?

What will we be praying about?

Check each day for the next 3 days there will be theme topics, scriptures, and prayers so you may follow corporately all together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting, and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past seasons, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points:


Begin your day in praise and worship

Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word

Invite Holy Spirit to work in you


Take a short prayer walk

Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day


Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”

If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer

Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.

When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family, or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. Please let us know you’ll be fasting & praying with us!


1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor.

2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly.

3. Rest as much as you can if needed be.

4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc.

5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast.

6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety.


“. . . in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.” Daniel 9:2,3

Fasting helps us prevail in prayer and intercession. Daniel understood that Israel was headed for destruction. He also knew that in times like these, there is only one recourse—intercession through praying and fasting. Throughout human history, God has brought revival and delivered nations from destruction in response to prayer and fasting.


“. . . I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting . . .” Psalm 35:13

Humility results in the grace of God (James 4:6). When we humble ourselves in prayer, we have instant access to the heart of God. As we deny ourselves as an act of consecration, we are better able to exercise self-control over our emotions and desires.


Fasting can be done for one meal, one day, one month or for however long God leads. It depends on how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Shorter fasts are easier to endure until we have built up our “spiritual muscles”. A three day fast is most beneficial as a spiritual cleansing. An example of this is Paul being thrust into his fast upon conversion. After the three days of cleansing, he received the Holy Spirit and his eyesight when Ananias laid hands on him (Acts 9:17-18). We also can be spiritually cleansed by fasting so that we receive more of the Lord’s Spirit and have our spiritual eyes opened to new dimensions. A three day fast is also especially helpful in breaking any addictive habits.

These then are two reasons for fasting: We receive spiritual cleansing, and our spiritual eyes are opened, and we also obtain victory over the devil. When Jesus encountered Satan, He was able to overcome Him because His fasting had given Him spiritual strength. Isaiah 58:6 also gives us light on this purpose of fasting: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?.” Many people believe that fasting is to move the hand of God, when in actually fact it is to make Satan turn loose of the things he is holding.


Fasting loose the bands of wickedness. When Jesus discussed the keys to the kingdom, He told us to bind and loose. When we fast, we loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, set the oppressed free, and break every yoke of the enemy. Fasting is an important key to getting the victory over hard situations that do not seem to respond to normal prayer.

Fasting builds our faith. In fact, this is what Jesus meant when he spoke to the disciples in Matthew 17:21 in answer to why they were not able to cast a demon out of a child. He said, “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” He was telling them if they wanted their faith to be at such a level as to be able to cast out demons, then they must fast and pray for their faith to increase.

Fasting also makes it easier for us to hear the voice of the Lord. We find an account of this in Acts 13:2 “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

While fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them and gave them direction. We too can be directed by the Lord if we seek Him through prayer and fasting.

When we deny our natural cravings, our spiritual antennas become more attuned. We become more sensitive to His voice as we divest ourselves of worldly distractions. We are better able to focus on God and submit to His will. This opens the door for more of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Fasting and mourning are closely associated in the Bible. Two examples of this are found in Ezra and Nehemiah.

Ezra 10:6: “Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.”

Nehemiah 1:4: “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.”

From these Scriptures, we see that fasting and travail (a prayer burden from the Lord that brings crying and tears) were combined. Both men were fasting for the repentance of God’s people. How we need this same kind of intercession today. Here were men so burdened for the sins of their people that they fasted, travailed, and prayed.


FRIDAY, JUNE 03rd, 2022

SCRIPTURE TEXT: Luke 11:34 "Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness. 35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light."

Did you know your life is like a garden and you decide who and what is allowed to come inside? Did you know that you are the sole guardian of the gates of your life, no one can force themselves into your life? Did you know that as a gatekeeper of your own life, you have a responsibility to protect your life from things that would seek to destroy it? Many of us have been conditioned to blame others or the devil for things we have allowed through our gates. But today, is a great day to guard the gates and let the process of garden maintenance begin.

Also another way of looking at it, is just as we have to watch our diets in what we eat for our well-being. We also have to watch our mental diets, for our well-being. For when we understand that our diet is not just what we eat, but also what we spiritually and naturally consume.

See we are gate keepers and our diet is also what we watch, what we read, who we follow, what we listen to and who we spend our time with. There is so many warnings in the bible, that many of us take for granted like:

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”

If our ultimate goal is to have renewed minds in Christ this weekend, then we need to start by removing the junk from your diet of all the above. That is why when the Lord first visited me, He cleansed my lips. Similar to how Isaiah had his cleansed with the hot coals in Isaiah chapter 6.

See when the Lord cleansed my lips every need for my former addictions of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, fornication and worldly music etc just left me completely.

Though we live in a day and age where every thing is excepted and there is so much watering down of Gods word and compromise in the church, God is still Holy and is looking for Holy vessels to be set apart for His glory.

It is time to do away with the things that are keeping the gates opened in our lifes precious saints. So allow Him to cleanse your lips this weekend, that He may use you for His glory.

Remember the gates one opens to the enemy gives legal ground, or in other words creates legal rights for the enemy to hold us captive.


A legal ground or how I like to call bill of rights is something in our lives that has given an unclean spirit the permission or right to involve itself in our life, body, or mind (soul). A good example of how a legal grounds works is found in Matthew 18:23-35, where Jesus talks about unforgiveness. Jesus wraps up the story by saying that if we are unforgiving, tormenters are allowed access to us:

Matthew 18:34-35 “And his master was angry and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

So, things such as unforgiveness, unrepented sin, ungodly soul ties, foolish spoken vows, curses, and so forth, can give unclean spirits the right to hang around and influence us. These things must be cleaned up for the person to experience lasting genuine freedom. Legal grounds can be cleaned up through repentance, renunciation, breaking soul ties, etc. Even physical possessions can give demons rights into our homes (Deuteronomy 7:26), so it is also important to destroy and remove any cursed or ungodly items from our homes as well.


Now in previous teachings I have heavily focused on these legal rights, but today we want to look at these gates that many today in the new age movement, the occult and Eastern religions also open themselves up to by their opening their third eye and chakras etc.

Precious saints the truth is there are many ways one can open gates to the enemy like participation with the occult etc. But many I come in contact with that have stubborn demons not willing to leave are those who have practiced meditation and yoga. For many have submitted themselves to various chakra initiations within Eastern belief systems have unknowingly opened themselves to scores of demons. There are seven psychic gates in the human body that occultists call chakras: The crown of the head, the forehead between the eyes called the 3rd eye, the throat, the heart, the navel, the sex organs, and the anus.

Now these openings are sealed by God and opened by man through sin, but when one opens these gateways to the enemy, the devil will appoint demons to guard the gates, so when they are opened, evil spirits are able to pass through these gates or doorways, several at a time.

These demons in many cases that are the Hindu deity’s, aka demons:

1. The sex organs Vishnu and Rakini

2. The Navel—Vahni

3. The Heart—Isha

4. The Throat—Savashiva

5. The Third Eye—Hakini

6. The crown—Shiva

Now if you have opened any of these 7 gateways, you need to have demons expelled from each chakra and then each chakra must be shut down and closed tightly through the name and blood of Jesus. We have prayers for these on our YouTube Channel also. But let’s go to the basics of what these gates are about for all of us.


A gate is a movable barrier, usually on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure; an opening permitting passage through an enclosure (


Now typically we have three gates through which we all can grant the enemy access to our life’s. We have an eye gate, an ear gate, and a mouth gate. The eye gate and the ear gate are entry only gates, the mouth gate is an entry and exit gate. With the mouth gate, food can go in and we need to watch what we eat, but words can come out and that is really what we need to guard. The bible says in Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. But things do not get in our heart through our mouths, for what goes in the mouth enters the stomach and then exits as refuse. So, how do things get into our hearts that come out of our mouth?


Proverbs 4:20–22 "My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh."

The ear gate and the eye gate are the only two entry points into our lives. What we see with our eyes and hear with our ears are what goes into our heart and then eventually comes out of our mouth. The Lord is calling us to guard our ear gate and eye gate, for in doing so we guard our heart and then we can guard our mouth gate.

What you see or look at will affect you – David saw Solomon’s mother Bathsheba – 2 Sam 11 and got himself into a lot of trouble. If one was to witness a murder, surely, one would be affected negatively for a long time. And I can imagine that if one was to go to a wedding, the beauty of the venue, will be such, that one would also remember it for a long time.

EYES – The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgement or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgement; opinion.

Genesis 3:7 "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Once the woman’s and the man’s eyes were opened, they saw that they were naked."

Essentially, this means that we need to be conscious of what we watch and hear on a regular basis.

Many people cannot enter what God has for them, because they are not willing to give up their junk. What fills your eyes and ears will fill your heart. What is in your heart will become your life. Be careful of the little foxes that attack the vine. We don’t realize how they defile your spirit. The Lord showed me how the things we watch defiles the eye gates and the ear gates. Many Christians will never be able to see or hear in the spirit realm, because they have given their senses into the enemy’s camp.

If we are only feeding on the social media, news media, magazines, TV, or the unending stream of information on the Internet, it is no wonder that we feel weak and tired.

What we allow our eyes to see and our ears to hear either builds beauty in our garden or it brings destruction. The increase of evil we are seeing in the world, is predominantly due to the fact that we have not guarded the gates of our lives or the lives of our children. What comes through the television is destructive to our gardens. What we read in newspapers plants fear in us; music we listen to can “feel our pain” but does not help our situation.

In 1 John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. In this verse, we are warned against anything that would entice us, through our eyes.


Paul wrote, in Ephesians 1:18″I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope to which God has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints “.

A “good eye” is a valuing eye, a discerning eye, a treasuring eye. It doesn’t just see facts about money and God. It doesn’t just perceive what is true and false. It sees beauty and ugliness, it senses value and worthlessness, it discerns what is desirable and what is undesirable. The seeing of the good eye is not neutral. When it sees God, it sees God-as-beautiful. It sees God-as-desirable.

Recognize the value of eternal things by seeing through your spiritual eyes; don’t be derailed by temporal and physical distractions.

We have not guarded our gates and now we have gardens that are neglected, destroyed or diseased. Many people’s lives are evidence of gates that have been left unguarded. But the truth is, the Lord is calling us to guard the gates again. We may have left them unguarded, and our gardens may be in disarray, but today is a new day and His mercies are new every morning. We can heed the call to guard the gate today, by making godly choices about what we allow into our eye gate and ear gate and what comes out of our mouth gate. We are the most powerful agent on earth, but we render ourselves powerless when we don’t heed the call to guard the gates.

So, I obey Him today for when you do and start to sacrifice those little things God will start to use you.

Isaiah 45:22 "Look to Him and be saved all the ends of the earth, for there is no other God"

See It is all about beholding Jesus, and as we behold Him, we are transformed more and more into His likeness, full of unmerited favor and truth! Don’t miss this powerful promise, my friend. The result of tuning our ear- and eye-gates to Jesus is that He will be life and health to us. The Bible shows us that there is a direct correlation between hearing and seeing Jesus, and the health of our physical bodies. The more we hear and see Jesus, the healthier and stronger we become! Our mortal bodies become infused with His resurrection life and power!

Matt 6:22-23 “The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness; if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.” We are being told in this verse that if we have blessed eyes, then our bodies will not be filled with darkness. It is essential as a child of God, that we are mindful of what we look at and what we see. But if the eye is bad, the body will be full of darkness. In other words: How you see reality determines whether you are in the dark or not.

1 Cor 2:9 That is what the Scriptures means when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets.

Unquestionably, you cannot be a holy child of God while allowing your eyes to feast on unholy scenes. Most of today’s new film releases contain scenes of adultery or fornication. It is a fact, according to recent statistics, that over ninety percent of all sexual content in the average film is between unmarried people or people who are married to someone else. Then we just have to see how the perversion of transgender and gay influence in movies is happening even through Disney etc.

If you choose to watch sin on the big screen, whether in a theatre or your family room, you have just opened the Eye Gate and invited Sin to come in.

If Sin can’t get through one gate, he will try another. So, what are the lyrics to your favourite songs, and the lifestyle of your favourite artists? Most secular music today is filled with the same perversion that you see on the screen; merely listening to it may be as deadly as watching it...keep the Ear Gate closed!


What I am seeing and hearing from people today is we are facing greater spiritual battles today than ever before. There has been a release of demonic activity on earth over the past two years that is unseen in world history. And we are going to see an even greater release of demonic activity during coming months. Now as believers we must be prepared! More specifically, a prepared soldier should never, ever go into battle without the right Armor.

The Word of God instructs according to, Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”


Now Ephesians 6 lists these seven pieces of Armour — seven weapons of spiritual warfare — that can be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones. The key to understanding this passage even better is not to just focus on the pieces of armour, but what they’re attached to. Instead of just focusing on a shield, a helmet, and a sword, focus on faith, salvation, and the Word of God. From this passage, here are six practical ways to protect yourself from spiritual attacks:

1. Saturate yourself with truth (belt of truth). What are you putting in your head every day? What kind of media are you consuming? What are you listening to? If you allow the world to fill your head with lies, don’t be surprised if you find yourself susceptible to spiritual attacks. Your loins girt about with truth (verse 14). Loins refers to our minds. Peter said, “Gird up the loins of your mind” ( 1 Peter 1:13 ). Fill your mind with the Word of God.

2. Live righteously (breastplate of righteousness). When we make poor decisions, fail to take care of our physical and mental health, when we put ourselves in situations where evil lurks and temptations abound, we open ourselves up to spiritual attack. If you want to protect yourself from spiritual attack, make better decisions. Your breastplate of righteousness (verse 14). The breastplate covers the vital organs and speaks of the heart. The breastplate of righteousness fortifies your heart against the enemy’s attacks. Allow the righteousness revealed in God’s Word to influence your mind and touch your heart.

3. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit (feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace). The emphasis in Paul’s phrasing here is the word “readiness.” Just as your feet must be aware and take you in the right direction in battle, so our spirits should be sensitive to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. He’ll protect us from attacks if we’ll listen. Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (verse 15). The Word of God must affect your walk, your life. This happens as the Word fills your mind, touches your heart, and is manifested, or seen, in your walk. It all begins with your mind. You begin to read and hear the Word, and it begins to influence and fill your heart with truth. This affects your actions and daily life.

4. Choose to believe (shield of faith). Faith doesn’t become faith until you must use it. Wielding the shield of faith is choosing to actively in God’s goodness and his faithfulness when all evidence points to the contrary. When you’re bombarded with the lies of the enemy, picking up the shield of faith is choosing to believe in the promises of Scripture. This type of protection depends on your will being stronger than the emotions of the moment. Your shield of faith (verse 16). Faith brings powerful results, for when faith is joined with the results of the Word in your mind, heart, and life, you can withstand the onslaught of the enemy and render the enemy’s fiery darts ineffective.