Scripture: Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil."

Encouragement: We have the responsibility to resist the devil by putting on the whole armor of God as prescribed in Ephesians 6:11-18. But don't forget the last part...then 'stand.' Stand in the gap for your lost friends. Stand up rather than bow down to the temptations of satan. Standing does not mean we attack others with the gospel. Standing might mean humbly speaking truth to power at work, standing up for what is right or upholding your belief in Jesus being the only way to Heaven, in an increasingly hostile culture. Put on the full armor of God and then stand today...not the other way around.

Prayer: Reflect on Ephesians 6:11-18 and ask the Lord for His help to consistently put on the whole armor of God. Ask the Lord to help everyone in City Church to be awake to their responsibility to take on the full armor and stand in the gap.