Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked – Ephesians 6:16
1 John 3:8 says, “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” This scripture is absolutely clear about what Jesus came to do: He came to destroy the works of the devil! He paralyzed Satan, demolished his works, and rendered him and his demons completely helpless.
Colossians 2:15 tells us that He made an open spectacle of Satan and his cohorts in hell and placed them under your feet. But you see, you have a responsibility to keep Satan and his demons where they belong; they shouldn’t be allowed to run rampage in your life.
Understand that though Satan is a defeated foe, the Christian isn’t shielded from his wiles, stratagems and manipulations. That’s why in Ephesians 6:10-11 we’re admonished to put on the whole armour of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. It’s your responsibility to put your armour on; God isn’t going to do it for you.
One of such armour is the shield of faith: “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked“ (Ephesians 6:16). God gave you the shield of faith to use; that’s the shield with which you extinguish all the fiery darts the enemy throws at you. Keep building your faith strong by learning and acting on the Word. Irrespective of what happens around you, refuse to fear; refuse to give up or give in; speak the Word in faith.
I’m strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper; by the shield of faith, I extinguish all the fiery darts of the enemy, foiling and rendering his devices, schemes and stratagems ineffective, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: Ephesians 6:13-17