Our primary battles are Spiritual
in nature, and we need
to stand firm in the midst of
Paul says in Ephesians,
“Our struggle is not against flesh
and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the
world forces of this darkness,
against the spiritual forces of
wickedness in the heavenly
Nothing is more valuable than having the
Satan, sometimes called the devil, is
referenced to in the Bible as "the
adversary and Lucifer, the deceiver of the
whole world... the accuser" (Revelation
12:9-10), "the ruler of this world"
(John 12:31), and "the god of this age"
(2 Corinthians 4:4).
Satan, the adversary, is the mighty fallen angel,
Lucifer. Satan has been God's enemy since the
beginning of time. His entire being and purpose
is to wage Spiritual war on God and His most
prized creation, humanity.
Satan is the most vehement foe of God and
His people. - The names that identify Satan
in Scripture show his characteristics.
1. "Tempter" (Matthew 4:3)
2. "Murderer" (John 8:44)
3. "Liar" (John 8:44)
4. "Evil One" (I John 5:19)
5. "deceiver" - Revelation 12:9,6.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren" -
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light
in order to conceal his true characteristics.
11:14 in 2 Corinthians
Ephesians 6:12 - The Bible gives Satan
three titles that reveal his position.
1. Prince "this world's prince"
2."the prince of the power of the air,"
according to John 12:31.
3. Ephesians 2:2 - The Bible states unequivocally
that Satan is the head of evil men and evil spirits.
He is the ruler of this world's darkness.
Satan is an invisible foe and God's enemy. He
wants us to do evil deeds and offend God. He
doesn't want us to experience eternity with God!
He prowls around like a roaring lion searching
for someone to destroy"
(1 Peter 5:8).
Despite this, the entire world willingly "follows
the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that
is now at work in the sons of rebellion" in the
most heinous and unconscious bondage
At his most successful, his people march
callously to destruction, dragging as many as
they can with them.
Satan is God's enemy, but because he cannot
directly fight God, he targets individuals
created in God's image and greatly loved
Satan is a cruel and miserable mastermind who
is trying to lead the entire world astray. Satan is
aware of his impending doom and wants to bring
as many people down with him as possible.
According to the Bible, Satan is cunning. It is
also indicative of Satan to be sneaky, clever,
cunning, subtle, scholarly, and shrewd. Satan
is an unscrupulous, manipulative devil who
specializes at what he does.
He has amplified his craft to the level of an
art form. Satan would love to undermine
Believers from seeking God.
He is so skilled, when given the opportunity,
he leads the entire world astray
One of life's most profound facts is that all
humanity has a supernatural enemy whose
mission is to use pain and pleasure to make
us blind, ignorant, and miserable – forever.
We must put on the full armor of God so that
we are able to stand against the schemes of
Satan and fight for the truth of God.
A soldier is only ready for battle when he
is girded with his belt. To be fitted with our
belt, means we are ready to face the day.
Truth is the belt that holds the armor stable.
Our Highest Truth can be found in God’s Word,
in the person of Jesus Christ. (John 14:6) We
must know this Truth in order to protect
ourselves against our flesh, the world, and the
Father of Lies. Truth grounds us and calls our
attention to our identity in Christ.
Let us put on the full armor of God, so that
when the day of evil comes, we may be able to
stand our ground, and after we have done
everything, to stand.
We must stand firm then, with the belt of truth
buckled around our waist, with the breastplate of
righteousness in place, and with our feet fitted
with the readiness that comes from the gospel of
In addition to all this, take up the shield
of faith, with which we can extinguish all the
flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet
of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God.
Our breastplate is God's righteousness. God's
righteousness will never fail. Being rooted and
grounded in God’s Word is powerful protection
for our hearts.
Our sandals with the Gospel of Peace are
a firm foundation. With our shoes of peace
we are able to go and share our testimonies
with others. The way we walk through life will
be seen by many. When we carry ourselves
with the fruit of the spirit, people will want to
know more about the God we serve.
We must Spiritually dress for success
by putting the Spiritual Armor of God
The Scriptures are very clear on the
existence of spiritual warfare.
The power that overcomes
the devil is God's Word.
When engaged in spiritual warfare we must
walk, live, and share truth, live righteously,
proclaim the gospel of peace, taking up the
shield of faith, wearing salvation as a helmet,
and equipping ourselves with God’s Word
as our sword.
In the wilderness, Jesus quoted Scripture in
response to every temptation thrown at Him
by the devil (Matthew 4:4, 7). Although Jesus
is the Word of God and has the power to
command demons (Mark 1:27), He relied on
Scripture to withstand the devil's temptations,
and so should we.
Let us also draw strength from God's
sufficiency."In all circumstances, let us take
up the shield of faith, with which we can
extinguish all the blazing arrows of the evil
one," Paul says (Ephesians 6:16). As a result,
faith is a formidable devil-slayer.
May we "Resist Satan while
remaining steadfast in our faith"
(1 Peter 5:9).
"Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all
of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm
against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting
against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers
and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty
powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the
It is important that we do not become
haughty or arrogant with human pride.
We are powerless... without God.
In our own strength and power, we
have no chance of defeating the
“spiritual forces of evil in the
heavenly realms.” Only the
“Full Armor of God”
will equip us to withstand
We can only be strong in
God’s power and authority;
it is God’s Armor that
For though we live in the world, we
are not of the world. We do not wage
war as the world does. We use God's
mighty weapons, not worldly weapons.
The weapons we fight with are not
the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine
power to demolish strongholds!
2 Corinthians 10:4
Our battle is against spiritual
forces of evil in the world.
The armor of God is described in Ephesians 6:10-18.
In this passage we are told that our primary battles are of
a spiritual nature and that we need spiritual armor to be
able to stand firm in the midst of these battles.
How we begin our day is key towards
overcoming the daily battles that we
will inevitably face.
Who is Satan, exactly?
In the Bible, he is referred to as the "Evil One."
Satan is also known as the devil, and he
possesses repulsive characteristics. In Scripture,
Satan is referred to as the accuser, slanderer,
adversary, enemy, father of lies, murderer,
wicked one, and deceiver who leads humanity
astray by enticing people into the ways of
lies, misinformation and malevolence.
Satan is also described as being venomous,
antagonistic, morally corrupt, evil-minded,
vicious, vindictive, a dirty-hearted accuser,
and adversary to God and man.
The Scriptures describe Satan as one who
exists in the invisible spirit realm.
Satan is powerless. When God
is first and foremost in our lives,
Satan is a defeated foe.