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Emanna for 05/27/2019

The Flaming Darts from Satan

Bible Verses

Eph 6:16 Besides all these, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 2 Cor 2:11 That we may not be taken advantage of by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Words of Ministry

We all need to have a full faith in God, in God's heart, in God's faithfulness, in God's ability, in God's word, in God's will, and in God's sovereignty. If we have such a faith, Satan's flaming darts will not be able to damage us. The flaming darts are Satan's temptations, proposals, doubts, questions, lies, and attacks. Flaming darts were used by warriors in the apostle's time, and the apostle used this as an illustration of Satan's attacks on us. Every temptation is a deceit, a false promise. The flaming darts include the Devil's proposals that come to us. As we are waking up in the morning, often Satan will make proposals to us. For this reason, we need to get into the Word the first thing in the morning. If we are not in the Word, we shall have no covering against the Devil's proposals. Doubts and questions are also flaming darts of Satan. Have you ever noticed that a question mark looks very much like a serpent? It was Satan who asked Eve, "Hath God said?" (Gen. 3:1).
[By asking certain questions, Satan attempts to make us question God's love, intending that we would doubt the infinite goodness of God's heart toward us.]
When the Devil questions us in this way, our response should be to flee, without even talking to him. Many times Satan attacks us with lies. But the shield of faith also guards us against these flaming darts.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 545. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/30/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.