1 John 5:18 KJV
18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not;
but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Promise #237: I will keep you safe from the evil one.
I really like the second part of the NIV Bible translation for this verse – the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
The NLT translation says it this way – for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
When we are born of God, we are safe. We have no reason to fear because Jesus Himself is our protector. This Bible verse says that the evil one cannot touch us. What a promise! In the world we live in, there is much to be afraid of, so much uncertainty that can keep people living in a state of fear. But we are not of this world, we are born of God. In John 3:9, the Apostle John says that God’s seed remains in us, His very DNA.
So be of good courage today because you have nothing to fear. For God has promised to keep you safe and secure in His loving embrace.
~ Barry Adams
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You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114 NIV
Ephesians 6:11 KJV
11 Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Promise: My armor will help you stand against the plans of the enemy.
In Ephesians 6, Paul the Apostle exhorts the church at Ephesus to put on the full armor of God in order to be able to stand against the tricks of the enemy. It is interesting to note that the armor does not belong to us, but it belongs to God. It is His armor.
He has given us His helmet of salvation to guard our mind and give us peace. He has given us His breastplate of righteousness to protect our heart. He has given us His belt of truth so that we would know the truth and the truth would set us free. He has prepared our feet with shoes of peace so we can proclaim the good news wherever we go. He has given us His shield of faith so that when we lift it up, we quench all of the fiery arrows from the enemy.
And last but not least, He has given us an offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit, the very Word of God so we can advance the kingdom. Our God and Father has given us everything we need to live a godly life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We stand in His armor, His power, His protection… not our own. So having done all to stand in the power of God’s might, continue to stand today.
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Note: I was amazed at the new understanding that this author relates. It is much of a relief to know that God has us covered. We just choose to let Him handle everything. It’s our willingness to put on God’s armor that He is interested in.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. NKJV
To Read and Understand the Bible, as well as to walk with the Lord, you need, everyday to put on the “Whole Armor of God”.
Each part of the armor is very, very important!
- The helmet covers your mind,
- the breastplate covers your heart,
- the shoes teach you how to walk,
- the shield protects you
- and the sword helps you to win the war.
Each part of the armor also shows us what God has done for us.
The whole armor is very important for Living the Christian Life and Studying the Word of God.