"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 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 firm." ESV
Whether we choose to believe it or not, a spiritual battle is raging and we are a part of the battle. This battle is over our souls and the destruction of the Church. The enemy in this battle is Satan, whose most dangerous and cunning feature is to deceive humans into believing he doesn't exist. He works around the clock to strategically instruct his legions of fallen angles to assist in his mission. His mode of operation is to appeal to our senses, distort our thoughts, and use circumstances to deceive us. He loves it when he can make us question God and His Word. However, God has given us everything we need to fight this battle and win. It is His armor! And, we must wear it at all times.
Heavenly Father, our flesh, our natural senses override everything and we become weak and vulnerable to the tricks of Satan. Forgive us for not putting on the important wearing apparel, Your armor. Forgive us for becoming complacent and unaware of the seriousness of this battle. Help us to put on Your full armor so that we will be ready to defeat this enemy anytime and anyplace. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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