“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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.” —Ephesians 6:10-12
You may not think you’re in a war zone, but you are. Right now, in your cubicle, class, or carpool line, you are on the front lines of a spiritual war that started back with Adam and Eve.
Christians have a real enemy whose goal is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). He is a crafty opponent, not one to be underestimated. He will lie just enough to get us to believe him and tempt us just enough to make saying “yes” plausible. Satan doesn’t have to strike us down with fire bolts to bring chaos into our lives; he just has to separate us from God and God’s people.
The good news is, Jesus wins this war in the end! If you feel like you’re in a spiritual battle, someone would love to talk and pray with you.