“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)
The devil knows how to attack and assault us, does he not? But I find it quite astounding that the Bible says we can quench all of his fiery darts with faith. He has a plethora of darts, but they can all be quenched with faith. There isn’t one dart he has that cannot be quenched by faith. We need to start blocking some stuff.
There are different kinds of bullets. Buck shots; slugs; hollow points; etc. And the devil has different types of darts.
I’d like to talk about a particular dart of his…a particular fiery dart. The dart of pleasure. Believe it or not, pleasure is a fiery dart of the enemy. It may not be a slug. It may not be a buck shot. It may not be a 9mm round. Let’s call it a hollow point for assignment sake.
We know a hollow point is a dangerous bullet. And non of us want s to get shot with hollow point bullets. By design, a hollow point bullet expands once it enters a target. It expands inside of you to cause more tissue damage, more blood loss or shock, and to remain inside the target instead of passing through it. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow-point_bullet)
I believe the fiery dart of pleasure is like a hollow point bullet. When hit by it, it has a way of abiding in you instead of just passing through you. It abides and becomes a stronghold to bring you down. It degenerates good people when it is not removed. Lord have mercy.
It takes faith. It takes faith to block the fiery dart of pleasure. We may think we want it to hit us, but it is the devil’s hollow point bullet that he shoots into your spiritual system.
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