Scripture Passage: Ephesians 6:10-20
Whether we realize it or not, we are part of a war between light and darkness, good and evil, Heaven and Hell, Jesus Christ and Satan. We cannot afford to be ignorant and we cannot possibly be neutral.
Adrian Rogers says, “When you were born again, you were born from above. And you, being Heaven-born are Heaven-bound. You were born for the battle and you were born to win.”
We’re not wrestling against flesh and blood. We’re wrestling against principalities and powers of darkness.
Ephesians 6:10-20 shows us how to prepare ourselves for this Christian Warfare.
In preparing for the battle, we must first remember our adversary. Satan is a decided fact; never underestimate him or count him out. He is a destructive force; systematic, spiritual, strong, and sinister. Yet, he is our defeated foe.
Adrian Rogers says, “Satan had his back crushed and broken at Calvary; soon his head is going to be crushed when Jesus comes again.”
We must remember our armor, which is specifically outlined in Ephesians 6:
-The Belt of Truth
-The Breastplate of Righteousness
-Feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace, knowing nothing stands between our souls and the Savior
-The Shield of Faith
-The Helmet of Salvation
God wants us to enter the battlefield armed with integrity, purity, tranquility, certainty, and sanity. Don’t leave off any piece of the armor of God in this battle. Christian warriors must understand their point of attack. We have the victory. God has equipped us with three things:
The first is our stance. We are called to be strong, to stand against these dark forces of evil with the blessed assurance of victory in Jesus.
Second, we recognize the power of our sword, which is the sword of the Spirit and the Word of God. We must also remember the power of our prayers when prayed in the Spirit.
Finally, the Christian warrior must remember his allies.
“…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…” (Ephesians 6:18).
We don’t fight alone; we need to pray for each other.
Apply it to your life
As you prepare for this spiritual battle, remember your adversary, your armor, your attack, and your allies.