Don’t go into battle with the devil without understanding what the fight is about.
The fight is spiritual, not physical.
This is what we are fighting:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:12-13 KJV)
We will not overcome what the devil throws our way if we fight with the wrong weapons.
What are some of the wrong weapons? Therapy, money, fame, worldly success, positive affirmations, “The Secret,” etc. These things will not bring us victory.
What weapons do we need?
The whole armour of God.
What is the armour composed of?:
- Truth (Ephesians 6:14 KJV)
- Righteousness (Ephesians 6:14 KJV)
- Gospel of Peace (Ephesians 6:15 KJV)
- Faith (Ephesians 6:16 KJV)
- Salvation (Ephesians 6:17 KJV)
- Word of God (Ephesians 6:17 KJV)
Once we put on the whole armour of God, we are not finished. The fight continues in prayer.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)
If you find yourself losing in the battle with the devil, check your arsenal! Get the right weapons, pray, fast and be victorious in the name of Jesus.