September 21, 2017  

 

FORTIFIED!

Dag Heward-Mills

 

READ: Psalm 119:9-24

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:17

 

Aregular quiet time puts a weapon into the hand of the believer. You arm yourself daily with the sword of the Spirit. Satan has a good laugh at Christians who are unarmed. Prayer is good. Fasting is good. Going to church is good. But none of these can replace the daily arming of God's soldier.

The Word of God has a way of slipping out of our hands. This is because of the pressures of the world in which we live. The opinions of unbelievers and worldly Christians have a way of eroding the effect of the Word of God on our lives. This is why it is necessary to regularly place the sword into our hands so that we will be ready for every trick of the devil.

A daily quiet time will give great spiritual growth because it exposes you regularly to spiritual food. The Word of God is milk for your soul (1 Peter 2:2). It is bread for the hungry (Matthew 4:4) and it is meat for the men (Hebrews 5:12) and it is sweet honey for dessert (Psalm 119:103).

A spiritual x-ray of a large charismatic church will reveal tiny undeveloped Christians who shout Christian slogans and clichés and hail their pastors as though they were superstars who have the answers to everything. This should not be. But there is so much carnality , which is a sign of immaturity . The reason for this is that most Christians do not have a daily quiet time. Having a daily quiet time is the best habit you can learn as a Christian.