In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Wednesday May 24, 2006

Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-13

 

As soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have a mission to help Him liberate others who are still in slavery to sin (Matthew 28:19-20). The Bible tells us that the fighting is fierce, ongoing, and spiritual in nature. We know what Scripture says, but still we wonder:

 

Is the world really so evil? In every age, people have violated God’s commands, and such lawlessness is quite evident today. Men and women do not simply walk away from His standards; they embrace all types of ideologies and cults. When fundamental thinking and attitudes are challenged and changed, the values of subsequent generations are affected. Even childhood, once a time of innocence, has become tainted with children plotting to kill.

 

Are my family and I in danger? The whole body of Christ is under attack. (1 Peter 5:8) With a purpose of drawing us away from our Savior, the Adversary is determined to defeat believers. He tries to destroy our witness by causing us to doubt God’s character, to worry instead of trusting divine promises, and to

act hypocritically — saying one thing and doing another.

 

What hope is there when Satan is working against us? Not only has Jesus secured ultimate victory over Satan, but He has also provided us with what we require for success in our daily struggles. (1 John 5:4) We needn’t fear because we have the Father’s promises, the Son’s prayers, the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and spiritual armor to protect us.

 

We have everything that is necessary to take a stand for Christ. Are you prepared for battle?

 

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