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Class 18: The Whole Armour of God!


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Part 12: Quenching Fiery Darts

(This is part 12 of 19 parts in this class)


The persecution I've received as a believer has not been in the form of violent physical attacks but verbal ones. I've had words spoken to hurt or destroy me, my ministry or my church. Those words were shot out as darts set on fire of hell. I could have been brought down by any of them but instead I had a shield that came between them and me - my shield of faith!


Paul instructs and exhorts us,

Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Ephesians 6:16 - NKJV


The shield of faith is essential armour for every Christian. You'll recognise this very clearly when you understand something about the "fiery darts of the wicked one". So often those darts are the unbridled things, or the malicious things, that people say. James tells us,

The tongue is a flame of fire...It can turn the course of your life into a blazing flame of destruction, for it is set on fire of hell itself.

James 3:6 - New Living Translation


The devil, given the slightest opportunity, will set the tongue on fire to cause words to go out like fiery darts from hell. The sting of words like that must have been felt by all of us at one time or another.