Charlie Rogers Ministries
February 4, 200
Standing Against Your Evil Day!
by Charlie Rogers
|Have you ever wondered what the Word of God was
meaning when Paul said in Eph.6:13 “us being able to withstand in
the evil day”? Paul doesn’t say maybe we will have an evil day or
maybe you will have an evil day and I won’t. But He states matter of
factly that we will have one.
This is what it says in its
entirety in Eph 6:10-13 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of
God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly
places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be
able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Every person, you and I alike will face an evil
day. Your evil day may be of a different type than mine, but we will
face an evil day. It may be a highly terminal disease like cancer
that Satan tries to take your life here on earth. Or, maybe
disabling resident diseases like arthritis or diabetes. For someone
else their evil day may be emotional bankruptcy, a nervous
breakdown, maybe from the loss of a loved one. For another it may be
a total loss of finances resulting in financial bankruptcy.
Regardless of the type or the situation we each will experience our
We see similarly in Matt 7:24-27"Therefore
whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him
to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain
descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that
house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 "But
everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will
be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the
rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that
house; and it fell. And great was its fall." NKJV
once again we see that things are going to come against us and try
to destroy us. Each and every one of us with no exceptions. His Word
doesn’t say with one a storm will come and with another the storms
won’t come against a person. Not one of us is exempt. We are
guaranteed by the Word of God storms will come against our house.
It’s not a matter of if, but of when, and are we
God is a good Father He not only tells us
ahead of time that these things will definitely come our way, but He
also tells us what to do about it and how to prepare for them so
that we may be victorious.
For instance in Eph 6:10-11 He
says: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power
of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.
telling us here to be strong in the Lord and in His power, to put on
all of the armor of God and that this is the way that we will stand
against whatever designs and plans that the enemy has set into
action against our lives. When we do this we will be ready for that
evil day, and be able to stand against all that Satan can do to
destroy us, no matter what our evil day is. This tells me for one
thing that we have an enemy and that we are in a war. Also that to
prepare for the battle that confronts us, we must do something ahead
of time. In order to be able to make a stand on our evil day we
cannot just do nothing, it cannot just be life as usual.
Once again looking at Matt 7:24-27"Therefore whoever hears these
sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who
built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods
came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not
fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 "But everyone who hears
these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish
man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the
floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.
And great was its fall." NKJV
We find that the storms
are going to come against our house, but we also see that our house
will stand and not fall providing that we do the things that our
Father says to do. That we not only hear His sayings but that we
also do them.
Which is also stated in James 1:22 But be
doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. NKJV
We see in both places that we can hear and hear His word and it will
still not stop what comes against us unless we begin to do
His word in our lives. In fact in Matt. 7 it says basically you
don’t know Him if you don’t do His Word. For certain if you’re not
doing His Word your house will not stand. Since I know now for sure
that storms will come against my house, and I will have an evil day
at some point, I want to make sure that that I’m ready for whatever
comes against my house. I want to be ready for my evil day so that I
can stand steadfast against that evil assignment of the enemy. So
let’s look closer at what it takes to be in that position to keep
from being overcome by the enemy.
7:24-25"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does
them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the
rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew
and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on
We see here that Jesus likens this person to a
wise man, a person with wisdom, the person that does His sayings.
This person that does the sayings of Jesus is a wise person and
their house stands against the different storms that come against
them. So we know by this that to be ready means that we are wise and
to be wise means we are doing the Word of God. To build a house on a
solid foundation that will withstand sickness, financial and
emotional devastation means our life must be built on what we read
and do in the Word of God. We must obtain wisdom, but how do we get
wisdom? From knowing Him, from a personal relationship with
Jesus and doing His Word.
We get another confirmation in His
Word in Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and
in the power of His might.
Here Paul says to be strong
in the Lord, in other words know Him, have a personal relationship
with Him, trust in Him, and know what He can do for you, His might.
You won’t know what He can do for you or the power of His might
without believing in and doing His Word. What are you going to have
to stand on when your evil day comes unless you know His Word, and
can trust that He is who He says He is, and will do what He says He
will do for you. Once again talking about a personal relationship. I
am talking about entering into praying with other tongues, worship,
meditating and confessing the Word of God along with some fasting
thrown in, those are the tools He gave us in His Word to develop
that personal relationship with Him. Some people wait until their
evil day comes to start developing a personal relationship with God
and that can sometimes be too late in order to be able to withstand
the attack or at least make it a very difficult time.
Word says in Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand. NKJV
Meaning you might have done all you
know to do but you will still need to be able to stand. You might
think I am skipping over the armor of God. That is a whole other
teaching that we will get into at a later time, but I will say this
I was told many years ago when I first came to know Jesus that to
put on the armor of God I had to get up in the morning and imagine
putting on each piece of armor. This is incorrect teaching. Putting
on the armor is a walk with God. If you begin to look at it this
way, you will be looking at it more correctly. As I said this is
another teaching that we will do someday.
Lets see what
Paul says leading up to being able to stand when that evil day comes
by looking at Eph 5:15-1915 Walk in Wisdom See then that you walk
circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time,
because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but
understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with
wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, NKJV
Once again the Word of God tells us to walk in wisdom and not to be
going here and there with no direction or purpose, and He basically
says if you do He likens you to a fool. But once again He says to be
wise and as He said previously to be wise and to walk in wisdom is
to do the Word of God, not just be hearers of it. And why does He
say to be this way? Because the days are evil and don’t waste time
but to use your time with a purpose. How about using it to develop a
personal relationship with the Father, so that when you’re evil day
comes you may be able to stand against it.
He says in the
Word in verse 17 to understand what the will of God is. That will is
to be victorious over your evil day and the storms that come against
you and your house. He goes on and talks about being filled with the
Spirit of God continually thru doing the Word of God and in this
case He is talking about worship. Worshipping God on a continual
basis as a way of life that when your evil day comes you will know
how to stand through worshipping the Father and staying in that
relationship with Him. Hallelujah!!!!
This teaching is
not meant to try to scare someone into a personal relationship with
the Father but to encourage and prepare us for that evil day that we
will all face regardless of what form it comes.
and believe this teaching has been a blessing for those that read it
and do it. Feel free to make copies and pass it on to others.