The Scriptures are very clear on the existence of
Our primary battles are of a spiritual nature and we need
Spiritual Armor to be able to stand firm in the midst of
Jesus meticulously called Satan a murderer
from the beginning.
Satan goes about as a roaring lion to devour
whom he might,
but the impression that Satan intends to give of himself is
absolutely dissimilar from who he really is.
Satan is a deceptive liar and murderer.
He is notorious for twisting, blurring, and manipulating
people and situations.
He desires to express to the world
the very opposite traits. That is what liars do.
Satan tries to deceive us.
He tries to make situations look like the truth,
when in reality they are absolute lies; it is a deception.
Many times the wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing knows
God’s Word better than we do.
Satan is notorious for crafting and twisting lies...
one might even find themselves feeling confused
over what is real truth.
Satan compels or entices his prey to follow him
whether they realize it or not.
By masking himself, he can tempt and deceive people
and he is still trying to hide and cover up, today.
Who exactly is Satan?
He is the one in Scripture who is called the “Evil one.”
Satan is also called the devil,
who possesses abhorrent qualities.
Satan is referred to in Scripture as the accuser,
the slanderer, the adversary, the enemy,
the father of lies, the murderer, the wicked one,
and the deceiver who leads humanity astray
by seducing humanity into the ways of lies and sin.
Satan is also described as a malicious, hostile,
evil-intentioned, evil-minded, venomous, vindictive,
accuser and adversary who is opposed to God and man.
Feelings of pride and rivalry toward God
grew within this spirit creature.
His desire was for others to worship... him.
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 places.”
We must Spiritually dress for success by putting the
Spiritual Armor of God on, daily.
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 equipped with God’s Word as our sword.
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
Spiritual warfare is not about a technique
to defeat Satan or his demons, but is all about having
a heart that walks closely with God.
When God is first and foremost in our lives...
Satan lacks power over us...
despite his attempts to weaken
our efforts to pursue God.
What is the full armor of God?
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.
The armor includes the following pieces:
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.
Let us always remember and never forget:
Our battle is against
spiritual forces of evil in the world.
Let us observe how Jesus employed the Word of God
to counter the devil.
Let us also find strength in the the sufficiency of God.
Let us depend on a humble and personal walk with God
to overcome challenges, obstacles, and the evil one...
as opposed to being self-righteous and externally
displaying a feast to the ego... never good.
Spiritual warfare is a very real part of life,
but should not be an opportunity for either fear or pride.
Instead, the reality of Satan and his evil forces
should cause us to draw nearer my God to Thee.