"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age." Ephesians 6:12
IN JESUS TODAY!
Our real battle in life is not with other people, or even with ourselves, but our real battle is spiritual and working through these exalted principalities, places, territories of the prince of darkness within our cities or country that promotes sin, and within these are powers that are exalted in high places, often using leaders who are unaware of their demonic influence, not knowing or seeing these hidden rulers of influence they allow darkness to make decisions that affect so many lives! Our real enemy is spiritual, not the physical person, not other people as we are often deceived into believing! What should we do about this? Here Paul instructs us, we must start by recognizing the forces around us and who our true enemy is, then as we read, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord." To be strong we must, "Put on the whole armor of God" Ephesians 6:11 We need to dress for this battle. Yes, we are plunged head first into a battle! Head first because our mind is usually the first thing that gets attacked. "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," Friend, today is that evil day, don't be deceived into thinking you can wait to prepare yourself, put on the whole armor of God today and every day forward! Stand therefore having girded your waist with truth, eat God's word! Having put on the breastplate of righteousness, overcome evil with good, with righteousness, your righteousness through Jesus protects you from the evil of this day! Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good, stop eating the lies of this world, gird yourself with truth, then having put on the breastplate of righteousness conquer evil with good! And having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, are you prepared to tell others this good news? And above all, here we go again, head first,
Above all, most importantly, Take the helmet of Salvation, to protect your mind, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God, protect your mind, protect your heart, and be prepared! Above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one! Be prepared my friend start today!