Fighting does not always have to be physical;

it can also allude to confronting, resisting, 

or overcoming internal or external forces.

Our primary battles are Spiritual 

in nature, and we need 

Spiritual Armor 

to stand firm in the midst of 

these battles.

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 

Word of God ready to fight when the powers 

of Satan are set against us and attempt to 

destroy our joy forever. 

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" -

 Revelation 12:10

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 

(Ephesians 2:2). 

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

 by Him. 

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 

(Revelation 12:9).

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. 

Ephesians 6:10-20

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 

on, daily.

The Scriptures are very clear on the 

existence of spiritual warfare.

The power that overcomes 

the devil is God's Word. 

Let us examine how Jesus applied God's Word 

to counter the devil. 

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 

heavenly places." 

Ephesians 6:10-12

The best way to expose Satan and 

his lies... is to know the Truth. When

we know the truth... we will know

 what is false. 

If we are not relying on God's truth, 

we can easily blunder.

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

spiritual attacks. 

We can only be strong in 

God’s power and authority; 

it is God’s Armor that 

protects us.

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.

The thief enters only to 

steal, kill, and destroy.

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. 

Job 1:6

Satan is powerless. When God

 is first and foremost in our lives,

 Satan is a defeated foe.

Spiritual warfare is a very real part of life, but it

 should not be viewed with fear or arrogance. 

Rather, the truth about Satan and his evil forces

 should drive us closer to God.
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