Fighting the spiritual battle against Satan
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
There was a time in my life years ago when I neither thought much about the devil nor did I talk much about him either. Now, certainly one mistake many people make today is that they are obsessed with the demonic. But perhaps a greater mistake is to ignore the reality of Satan’s existence.
So often today, the media portrays Satan as a cartoon or a joke. But let me tell you something… the devil is no joke. He’s not a comical caricature. But rather he is a real and evil being who is committed to overthrowing of the Kingdom of God and persecuting every believer.
When you choose to be a follower of Jesus Christ, you’re going to face the devil in battle because God has called every Christian to fight on the spiritual battlefield. Yet, I’m concerned that many Christians are more interested in playing on the playground than fighting on the battleground. They’re AWOL and unengaged in spiritual warfare!
But God has called all Christians to fight not only defensively, but offensively in this age-old struggle. So as you live the Christian life, never forget that you have a mortal enemy who wants to take you out of the game. But most importantly, remember that you have a much more powerful ally who fights for you at every turn!
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLEGROUND. SO DON’T BE IGNORANT OF SATAN’S SCHEMES AND REMEMBER THAT GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE!