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Fighting Spiritual Battles
Read Isaiah 47:1 through 48:22; Ephesians 6:1–24
The words “spiritual warfare” often bring to mind things like demon possession, curses, and witchcraft. These are things a majority of people don’t encounter every day. But it would be foolish to think this means most people do not face spiritual warfare.
Paul probably would not have given such a strong warning to the church at Ephesus if spiritual warfare only happened to a few people. The enemy’s lies can lead down many paths to discouragement, depression, loneliness, despair, grief, and, of course, sin. Paul says that God has armed His servants to fight these battles.
Therefore 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 (Ephesians 6:13).
First, God offers protection—salvation and righteousness through faith in Jesus—and the assurance of all His promises. He also gives us a weapon: His Word. The truth of the Bible fights the enemy’s lies. Stand on the Word of God today, and fight back against the enemy.
Prayer Suggestion: God, help me fight the spiritual battles raging around me.
Quicklook: Ephesians 6:10–20
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