“He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.” Psalm 91:4-5
Did you see that? His truth-His Word acts as a shield and buckler. That word buckler is simply a round shield held by a grip and sometimes having straps through which the arm is passed. It’s basically any means of protection. That’s what Gods Word does for us.
Paul talks of this in his letter to the Ephesians chapter 6:10-11; Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies.
You simply can’t walk in the protection promised if you don’t know your rights. You won’t know your rights if you don’t know the Word of God. But once you know, you can use it to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. Truth becomes your shield and protects you.
There will come a day or perhaps you’re there right now, when Satan will come and hurl accusations at you. “You missed it! You shouldn’t have done that. You’re a loser!” But when you know the truth, you respond with, “It’s by grace I’m saved, not works! I am a child of God, I hear His voice and follow His lead. My steps are ordered by Him and I don’t miss things. He has set me far above principalities and powers. I win because He won!”
But truth only protects if we use it. Just like the soldier picks up his shield and uses it to protect his body, so we must train our hands for war in the spirit realm. We don’t fight with our fists, we fight with our words. We call things that be not as though they are. We’re not easily persuaded to buy the lie when we know the truth.
Father, I thank You for Your truth that protects me today and everyday. Show me how to best use Your truth. Give me fresh revelation today so that I can discern the enemies plans and strategies and be ready with Your Word to push him back and keep him in his place, under my feet. It’s in Jesus’ name and by the blood He shed, Amen.