Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
I believe that when you pray in the Spirit, that is, in tongues, a shield goes up all around you—a watery shield. But why do I call it a “watery” shield? Let me share with you what the Lord showed me.
Once, I was meditating on 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”. At first, I thought of a Roman soldier’s wooden shield. But three words kept repeating themselves in my mind: “quench” and “fiery darts”. Then, the Lord said, “If it is a wooden shield, the fiery darts will burn it up.” He showed me a watery shield instead, one which was able to quench the fiery darts.
You may ask, “Where did the water come from?”
Remember that Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38) The next verse says, “But this He spoke concerning the Spirit...” (John 7:39)
Jesus was speaking about the Holy Spirit, which He likened to rivers of living water flowing out of us. So when we pray in the Spirit, rivers of living water will flow, quenching the devil’s fiery darts thrown at us!
Put up the watery shield that God has given you. Pray in the Spirit and quench the enemy’s fiery darts! If you don’t yet have a prayer language of tongues, ask someone you know that does and have them pray with you to receive the evidence of the Spirit within you.
The Holy Spirit is in all who believe in Jesus. Tongues are evidence of this Spirit and a tool to pray the things that we don’t always know how to pray for. When you pray in the spirit, rivers of living water flow from within you to bring a peace that surpasses your limited understanding.
What fiery darts are you facing today? Stress, debt, adultery, sickness and disease? Whatever the enemy is trying to throw at you, pick up a whole bucket full of living water and drench him good. Don’t even allow a spark to remain.
Use the tools we’ve been given by a loving Father to be overcomers in life. You can rise above the waves of life and not go under when you access the Holy Spirit through praying in tongues.