Satan would love to weaken our
efforts to pursue God.
Let us observe how Jesus employed
the Word of God to counter the devil.
Let us also find strength in 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...
The Scriptures are very clear on the
existence of spiritual warfare.
"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 spiritual attacks.
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.
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.
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
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.
Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil
comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after
you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your
waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and
with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from
the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the
shield of faith, with which you 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
Our primary battles are of a spiritual
nature and we need Spiritual Armor to
be able to stand firm in the midst of
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. He 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.
The Scriptures describe Satan as one who exists in the
invisible spirit realm.
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
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.
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 to
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.