Our dogs are quite noisy when someone comes to the door. It’s insane the amount of yapping they do. A lot of little dogs are like that. I’ve noticed that when I go to someone’s door when the owner is not home, the dog may still bark, but it’s not over the top. Most of the time you hear them barking more quietly, probably hiding in another room. Their bravery and strength is not because of themselves, but because of their human, and they feel powerful having them near. This is a good picture of our strength in the Lord. When the evil one comes knocking on your door, and Jesus is home, you can stand strong and go after him with all your might, because it is Jesus who gives you the bravery to defend yourself. If Jesus is not home, and you open the door, the enemy will tear you to shreds! Opening the door to the enemy is allowing willful sin into your life; he is just waiting for you to step outside without Jesus so he can make you pay the price, and he’s itching to tell everyone what you have done. DO NOT open the door without Jesus!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10
For the next several days, I will be covering spiritual warfare and going over our armor piece by piece. This is good stuff y’all! I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us.