Since the spiritual birth of the Body of Christ, we have all been called to be in one accord. The Holy Spirit is bringing unity among members so the Body can move effectively to enforce the victory of Christ. Our shield of faith, individually and corporately, is being positioned to quench all the fiery darts of the enemy.
In battle, the enemies of the Roman soldiers would not only send fiery darts directly at them; they would shoot arrows into the air over their heads. The soldiers would hold their two by four foot shields in front of them, side by side, to form a protective wall. Other soldiers would hold their shields over their heads forming a protective roof. We stand side by side through our prayers, our agreement and our faith. The unity of our faith enables us to help one another.
The fiery darts come from all directions, and sometimes with great speed, but they come to nothing when they meet our shields. The prayers of the righteous avail so much more than can be seen. The Lord anoints our shield individually, and then places ours next to others because greater works can be done when we are united. Faith without works is dead, but faith with works is alive, powerful and moves mountains. We are protected, provided for, positioned and powerful in Christ, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 6:16 “… above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”