Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
My son, Foster, likes to play “superhero.” He likes to put on his red cape and rescue his sister and his parents from the bad guys. So far, he’s done a pretty good job. We have not been bothered by any boogeymen recently.
Although Foster’s bad guys are of the imaginary sort, the enemies of Christ are very real. Satan and all his evil forces are constantly at work, trying to defeat Christ and His church. They want to lead Christians away from Christ, and they will stop at nothing, in order to see that happen.
If we try and fight these “bad guys” alone, we are at a great disadvantage. We are physical beings, fighting a spiritual battle. It would be much easier if we fought a battle of flesh and blood. Then, we could just kill the bad guy, and he’d be gone.
Instead, we must recognize that Satan and his demons will never be gone until Christ, in that victorious battle, conquers him once and for all. Until then, we can’t fight him with physical means. We must arm ourselves with the spiritual armor of God. We must draw on the spiritual power and might that comes only from Him.
And we must never forget, friends, that Satan is very clever. He knows each of our weak spots, and he will aim for them every time. He wants to woo us away from Christ, and he will use his spiritual powers to entice us. But we can win, we can make him tuck tail and run, if we use our armor and the strength that God provides. As we spend time with God in prayer and in His Word, our armor is strengthened, and we increase our chances of standing, victorious, against the enemy.
Dear Father, Please help me to be wise against Satan’s schemes, and to fight this spiritual battle successfully. I love You.