Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. – Eph. 6:16
Fiery darts are flaming arrows, coming at us like missiles, to inflame us. They come in various ways. A negative, critical, dark thought drops into our minds unexpectedly. An interaction with someone brings an offense. A trial we usually handle with grace throws us into a desperate state. Our faith in who Christ is and what He has done shields us from these attacks.
God uses every fiery dart that comes against us to empower us to exercise our faith in Him. The more attacks we face, the more our faith strengthens and the more impact we have against the kingdom of darkness. During these times, God prepares us to overcome future opponents, regardless of what they are, from faith to faith!
Because we are advancing the Kingdom, our adversary attempts to cause us to be ineffective. However, the opposite happens: the fire of the Holy Spirit increases in and through our lives. We put on Christ, appropriating our shining armor. Let’s stand and extinguish all the fiery darts and walk victoriously, from glory to glory!