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Daily Bread - March 23, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 23 March 2018 07:36
Ephesians 6:11 - Be endued with the whole armor of God so that you can
stand against the craft of the Devil.

Part 2: The Armor of God

The whole armor of God is more than a metaphor. It is the supernatural
ability given to the saint to deal with every deceitful trick and
enticement Satan can bring against God's people. The armor of God is the
identity of Christ -the armor of light and the armor of righteousness on
the right and on the left hand (Romans 13:12, 14; 2 Corinthians 6:7). We
are endued (see Part 1) with the armor of God as we yield to the Holy
Spirit. Through the act of submitting ourselves to God, the Holy Spirit
becomes our shield and strength (James 4:7; Psalms 3:3, 18:35, 28:7, 33:20,

Jesus has conquered all the power of Satan; and as we walk in Him, we have
authority over all the forces of the gates of hell. The Holy Spirit, Who
has come to lead and guide us, stands ready to protect and defend us
against everything Satan attempts to oppose us with. The Holy Spirit
empowers us with the shield of faith that quenches every fiery dart of the
wicked one (Ephesians 6:16). He gives to us Gospel shoes to tread over all
the power of the enemy so nothing can hurt us (Ephesians 6:15; Luke 10:19).

If we are willing to yield ourselves completely to the Holy Spirit and walk
in obedience to Him, then we will find the provision and strength for
everything we need to stand against our enemy, the Devil (Ephesians
6:10-18) The weapons of our warfare are so mighty that it is impossible for
a child of God to be defeated (James 4:7; 2 Corinthians 10:4; Psalms 60:12,
108:13; Romans 8:37). Though Satan wars against us and attempts to both
hinder and afflict the people of God, the anointing breaks the yoke (Isaiah

Be endued with the armor of God (Romans 13:14; Galatians 3:27)
Daily Bread - March 22, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:27
Ephesians 6:11 - Be endued with the whole armor of God so that you can
stand against the craft of the Devil.

Part 1: Be Endued

The Greek word 'enduo' means "to be clothed with." It is a word which
denotes the power of God coming on the saints, so they may receive power
and divine ability from God (Luke 24:49 "You shall be endued with power
from on high"). If we are going to walk in the authority of Jesus Christ
and be His representatives, then we must understand how to allow the Holy
Spirit to rush upon us and empower us with His ability to function as the
holy ones of God. His ability is supplied to us as we are endued with His
power. Some examples of where the word 'enduo' is used include: Romans
13:12,14 "Be endued with the armor of light," and "But be endued with the
Lord Jesus Christ;" Galatians 3:27 "For as many as have been baptized into
Christ have been endued with Christ;" Ephesians 4:24 "And be endued with
the new man, which is created after God in righteousness and true
holiness;" Colossians 3:10,12 "Be endued with the new, which is renewed in
knowledge after the image of him that created him," and "Therefore, be
endued as the elect of God, holy and beloved with bowels of mercy,
kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;" 1 Thessalonians 5:8
"But let us who are of the day be sober, being endued with the breastplate
of faith and love, and for a helmet the confidence of salvation".

The Greek word 'enduo' translates the Hebrew word 'lavash', and is found
the first time in Genesis 3:21 "Unto Adam also and his wife did YHWH God
make coats of skins, and clothed (enduo) them." Here, in the very first
instance which this word occurs, it is in reference to that which God, in
His own goodness and grace, personally does for man . The word "endue" is
far more appropriate than "put on" because it directs the attention of the
reader to a supernatural provision of God, rather than to in any way
suggest something a person may do through his/her own efforts or religious
discipline. Even as Samson was equipped with the supernatural power to pick
up the jawbone of a male donkey and kill thousands of the enemies of God;
even so, the Holy Spirit will rush upon us and provide us with the armor of
God, to stand against all the forces of darkness (Judges 15:14-17;
Ephesians 6:11-13).

Be endued with the supernatural provision of God to represent Jesus today!
(Ephesians 4:24; Romans 13:14)
Daily Bread - March 21, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:35
Ephesians 6:10 - Finally, be powerful in the Lord and in the strength of
His manifest power.

The Greek word translated 'powerful' is 'endunamoo' which is a compound
word of 'en' and 'dunamoo'. 'Dunamoo' is a verb derived from the noun
'dunamis', which is defined by its New Testament usage as the power, or
divine ability, given to the saints through baptism in the Holy Spirit
(Luke 24:49). The Greek word 'kratos' may be understood as 'manifest
power'. It is primarily used of God's power, or strength, in the New
Testament in association with a deed manifesting great power (Luke 1:51;
Acts 2:22). It may also be understood as the power to rule or to control.

There is no reason for the child of God to ever suffer defeat. God who is
faithful and cannot lie has given us his power and strength. In fact, this
is a command directly from the Holy Spirit. God demands that we be strong,
or powerful. His spoken Word produces the faith in those who hear. If we
agree with God, the Holy Spirit will empower us; and we will find that the
Omnipotent One has given us His power (Romans 8:37, 10:17; Joshua 1:6-9;
Amos 3:3; Philippians 2:13; Hebrews 13:20-21).

Agree with God! (Amos 3:3)
Daily Bread - March 20, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:49
Ephesians 6:14 - Stand then, having your loins girded with truth and endued
with the breastplate of righteousness.

An invincible unstoppable soldier is pictured in this verse, clothed with
glorious apparel. Having put on this glorious mantle and armor of God, we
must go into action by the Spirit. We have been freely given the authority
of sonship and the power of God; now we must appropriate what is ours (John
1:12; Galatians 4:7; Romans 8:17,29; Ephesians 6:10). We cannot bow our
knee to sin, sickness, and disease. We cannot run in fear because of the
storms of life and circumstances around us. We must lift up our voice with
the faith that changes things, and hold fast our confession (Romans 10:10;
Hebrews 10:23; Matthew 21:21).

When Satan would come against us like a flood, there is a standard that
must be lifted up: the Name of Jesus and the word of our testimony! There
is healing in your hands; the songs of deliverance are in your mouth! Lift
up your voice and shout! This divine power is the authority of the
believer, belonging not to just a few, but to all who will believe -the
whole company of God's saints! God has made us more than conquerors!
Through the conquest of the Cross, our victory is certain (John 12:31,
16:11; Colossians 2:15). We have the faith that conquers the world, and are
seated together with Jesus in the Heavenly place far above all spiritual
wickedness, and above all rulers of darkness (Ephesians 1:3,17-23, 2:2,

The Greek word 'katergazomai' has a more aggressive and colorful meaning
than just "withstand;" it means "to conquer and to overpower." With each
attack of Satan, we will find ourselves the winner if we rely on the
strength of the Lord and the power of His might. We will prove ourselves
victorious over everything through Christ Jesus. We will not only stand our
ground in this high place of faith and authority, but we will also subdue
and conquer -not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord! It
is God Who has girded us with strength and will make our way perfect; all
we need to do is to be strong and courageous (Romans 8:14-18, 28-39;
Ephesians 6:10-20; Daniel 11:32; Psalm 18:29-40; Zechariah 4:6-7;
Deuteronomy 31:6-8; Joshua 1:6-9; 2 Timothy 1:6-14).

Therefore, be strong in the strength of the Lord and in His manifest power!
(Ephesians 6:10)
Daily Bread - March 19, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 19 March 2018 12:40
Colossians 2:15 - Having stripped the rulers and authorities, exposing them
by openly triumphing over them in it.

Paul reveals how not only did the Law of sin and death lose its position to
condemn us, but also the angelic powers that had gained rule over man
because of disobedience were stripped of their power (Ephesians 2:1-3; 2
Corinthians 4:3-4; 1 John 2:15-17). Before Jesus died at Calvary, He had
all power and authority over all of the powers of darkness; and, in fact,
gave the disciples the same authority (Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:7; Luke 9:1;
John 5:26-27). However, when Jesus was revealed to John after His
resurrection, He was the One Who had the keys of death and hell (Revelation
1:12-18). We know Jesus destroyed the power of the devil and the power of
death through His own death (Hebrews 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:10; John 12:31- 32;
1 John 3:8). Therefore, we may conclude it was through His death that He
stripped all the host of hell of their power over man. Through His
resurrection, He openly demonstrated His absolute power over all of the
forces of death and hell (Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-10; Matthew

Therefore, be strong in the strength of the Lord and in His manifest power!
(Ephesians 6:10)
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