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The shield of faith is impenetrable. It cannot be penetrated by any fire-tipped dart or devil-inspired wile.

Many Christians see faith as a means of receiving from God and having their needs met, and that is true.

But there is another dimension to faith that is often overlooked, and that is: faith is a protective force.

Ephesians 6 talks about faith as a very important part of the armor of God.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
(Eph. 6:11,14-16)
The enemy will come against you with wiles, craftiness, and deception. But God has equipped you with armor that will enable you to stand and resist his arsenal.

Notice the importance given to the shield in verse 16. It says, "above all, taking the shield of faith…." In other words, above all, don't leave home without your shield!

The word shield in this verse means "very big shield." God wouldn't give you a shield so small that if you moved it a millimeter, you would get blasted. No, this shield is bigger than you—it's the size of a door! You can pull out a lawn chair, put your feet up and relax behind it.

Not only that, the shield of faith is extremely effective—it quenches all the fiery darts of the wicked. Now the word wicked means "hurtful." The devil is out to hurt you. But the word quench means "to extinguish, put out, render ineffective, nullify" all the darts.

The word "all" leaves no exceptions.

Our Best Defense
Does the devil have any big, nuclear-tipped missiles that could blast through the shield of faith?

Friend, the shield of faith is impenetrable. It cannot be penetrated by any fire-tipped dart or devil-inspired wile. Nothing can ever pierce through or destroy the shield of faith. Nothing.

So keep your shield up by keeping your faith operative. Meditate on the Word, believe it and speak it. You'll see the same kind of results the disciples saw.

Moore Life Ministries
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Author Biography

Keith Moore
Web site: Moore Life Ministries
Keith Moore is the founder and president of Moore Life Ministries and Faith Life Church of both Branson, Missouri and Sarasota, Florida. Two of the greatest emphases of Brother Moore's ministry are the importance of the written Word and the necessity of being led by the Spirit.

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