Spiritual Warfare: 'God Can Use Angels to Protect You'

God's Power for Our Battles — Monday, January 3, 2022

'Put away your sword,' Jesus told him. 'Those who use the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?'
— Matthew 26:52-53 NLT

Today's Prayer

Lord, sometimes I consider pulling out a physical weapon to solve a spiritual problem. Forgive me. Remind me that my true enemies aren’t flesh and blood; they are unseen, demonic beings focused on making sure I end up in hell. Give me the grace to show love in spite of an attack and respond with kindness rather than anger. Use me and every situation to Your glory. Don’t let me respond in kind to evil situations, since this might burn a bridge that will be needed for that person to escape on later. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of Matthew 26:52-53 NLT — 'Put away your sword,' Jesus told him. 'Those who use the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?'

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.