The Book of Daniel
The Book of Daniel is arguably the most important prophetic book of the Old Testament for modern readers, both Jew and Gentile. This is because it is unfulfilled, detailed, and pertains to the future of Israel in the world, and the setting up of the Messianic Kingdom.
Belt of Truth
One of the devil's favorite weapons is lies. Often, he distorts the truth so that it can be hard to distinguish fact from fallacy. But if we ask, God will give us discernment, the wisdom to know His truth above all the other noise.
Breastplate of Righteousness
Satan also tries to undermine our self-worth and question our place with God. Anyone who struggles with self-esteem can fall prey to these tactics. But when we listen, we'll hear our Heavenly Father remind us of His unconditional love and our position in Christ.
Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
The enemy wants to keep the people of God quiet. So, he tries to plant seeds of doubt in us about how well we speak, or if anyone will listen. But if we pray, God will provide the strength and boldness we need to give our testimonies, share the gospel and to praise Him publicly without worry.
Shield of Faith
The devil's plan to derail our faith can include using situations and even other people. Our personal weaknesses can leave us open to temptations, discouragement or wrong behavior. But when we admit our need for His help, God will make us tougher to make it through those trials.
Helmet of Salvation
The struggle with Satan often starts in our thought life. Any faulty ideas, anxieties or fears we may be holding onto can be amplified and used against us. But if we call on Him, God will renew us so that our eyes and minds will stay focused on Him throughout the day.
Sword of the Spirit
The enemy hopes to neutralize the power we have through Christ. He aims to confuse, intimidate or scare us, hoping we'll forget God's Word. But if we seek Him, God will fill us up with the confidence to declare Scripture and claim His promises for our lives.
Satan desires to cut off our prayer life. He knows that without it we are less aligned with our Father, and less alert or prepared for attacks against us. But as we set aside time for fellowship with Him, God will supply us with all we need to make a positive impact for Him.