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Day 4 -- God’s Word is Powerful by Janel Turkington, a prayer warrior from Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church God’s word is essential in our life because it is only through scripture that we have God’s Power. Through Scripture we defeat the devil. Reading the Bible frees us from Satan “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:32. Defeating the enemy is possible by putting on the armor of God. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” Eph 6:10-18. Temptation often hits us unexpectedly, and we’re seldom thinking about reading the Bible at that moment. This is why we need to read the Bible and put on the full armor of God every day so that we can meet Satan’s temptations. So put: Truth around your waist; Righteousness as your breastplate; The peace of preparation of the gospel for your shoes; Shield of faith to quench the fiery darts of the wicked ones; Salvation as a helmet; and the Holy Spirit as your sword. This will help us to be like Jesus. When Satan tempted Him three times in the desert, Jesus spoke to him from the Word of God thereby defeating him. Jesus spent time each day in the Word, praying and spending time with his Father. With prayer and reading the Word we are putting on the armor. We are not to stop spending time with our Father. One of the temptations that Satan throws at me is: telling me that I’m not ready to help spread that Gospel to those around me. But by being in the Word and praying, I can put on my shoes of the peace of preparation of the gospel. By taking God at his word and believing the power of his word, I can overcome Satan. 7 | P a g e Dear God in Heaven, Give each one in every church in UCC the desire to read your Word so that we may put on your armor to help us fight Satan. We also need your help to spread your love, grace, and salvation to those around us. We thank you for the opportunity to help You bring more of your children home. In Jesus Name, Amen.