“Building your shield of faith”
Matt 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he then became hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “if you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 4 But he answered and said, “it is written, ‘man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
Ps 119:11 Your word I have (Hidden) treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you.
The word in you becomes your shield of faith in the time of temptation, test or trial… Battle!
Prov 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.
Luke 6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
IN YOUR STORM, YOU BRING FORTH WHAT YOU’VE STORED IN!
James 1:21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility (Teachable) receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
you can never change your actions until you change your thinking.
How do we implant the word into us?
Josh 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
The most important way of getting the word in your heart is by keeping it in your mouth.
meditate comes from the Hebrew word: to chew, mutter…
Ps 119:130 The entrance of your words gives light
James 1 BEGINS WITH “Counting all joy when you going through”
“Lift up the shield of faith and ARE ABLE TO quench all the fiery darts (Flaming missiles) of the evil one”
DOUBTS WILL ARISE IN YOUR HEAD BASED ON THE DARTS THE ENEMY BRINGS AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART
IN TRIAL YOU DON’T HOLD ON TO A BELIEF BY BELIEVING… YOU HOLD ON BY SPEAKING…
THAT’S WHY JAMES SAY’S, “Your tongue is the rudder”
YOUR CONFESSION IS WHAT PULLS YOUR MIND INTO COMPLIANCE!