As I was preparing the message the other day I had another revelation about the word “finally” that we see at the start of this section of Scripture about the armour of God.
The armour is for us to stand and fight against the devil.
I think by using the word “finally” Paul is telling us that the enemy is the last thing we should be thinking about.
Too much credit is given to the enemy and we seem far too concerned about what he is doing.
Our first thoughts should always be about Jesus and His finished work.
We should give pre-eminence to Jesus and what He has done.
Our focus should always be on who we are in Christ and what we have in and through Christ.
The enemy and what he is up to should be the last, or final thing on our minds.
Yes, there are times when we are required to stand and fight him, however not everything is of the devil!
We should be thanking Jesus for His finished work first thing every morning, not focusing on putting on our armour to fight the enemy.
Let’s thank Jesus for healing and wholeness, joy and peace, abundance and prosperity rather than thinking about the enemy.
Jesus should be our first thought, the enemy comes much later, finally in fact!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus and thank you for all I have in the through Christ”.
Ephesians 6 v 10 and 11…..Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil