Living Water Daily Devotional 20-11-18

*THE LIVING WATER*
*DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE*

*Tuesday, November 20, 2018*

*TOPIC: HOME WITHOUT FENCE*

*Read: Ephesians 6:10-18*

[10]Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.[11]Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.[12]For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.[13]Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.[14]Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;[15]And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;[16]Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.[17]And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:[18]Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

*MEMORISE: _Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?_ (Proverbs 6:27).*

*EXPOSITION*
It has always been risk to live in a house without door or fence. The people of the underworld easily gain access to such houses, execute their evil plans, and leave the owner and other occupants in pains and grief.

As it is physically so it is spiritually. It is dangerous for Christian home to be without the presence of Christ Jesus as the door and the pillar of the home. Any life, home, or church without fence (Jesus) defenceless, vulnerable and dangerously exposed to Satan and his cohorts with their nefarious attacks. A soldier in the warfront must be armed.

Paul instructs us in *Eph. 6:10ff* to put on the whole armour of God. He adds: *_be strong in the lord and in the power of His might_.* As a child of the living God, the weapon of our warfare is not carnal but spiritual and very potent to the pulling down of every satanic stronghold everywhere and in every form/manifestation. To withstand attacks, we must find our strength in God and solely depend on Him through and in the Lord Jesus Christ *(Jn. 15:5,6).*

Living your life outside Christ makes you prone to the devils attack. Don’t try to live your life without the Holy Spirit, having given your life totally to Jesus Christ. Only He can expose the strategies (plans) of the devil to the child of God, unchallenged *(Deut. 29:29; Ps. 25:14).*

The God’s armour we are to put on includes: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, peace from the gospel, shield of faith, salvation, the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God, and persistence in prayer. Any life that lacks these spiritual weapons, is a life without fence, and is accordingly defenceless.

*PRAYER POINTS*
*1.* Lord, empower and defend me and my household against every attack of the enemies.
*2.* I mend, by the power of God, those cracks through which the enemy of our souls and his cohorts penetrate, in Jesus’ name.
*3.* Father, strengthen Your Church to be able to resist the attacks of the evil ones.

*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:* Ezekiel 12 – 13

Source: Living water Daily Devotional

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