Mankind would now be required to offer sacrifices for sin; sacrifices that would never fully "pay back" what was originally "borrowed."

Ultimately, it would cost God the Father, His Son's lifeblood shed on a Roman cross.

When Paul wrote the words found in Ephesians 6, mankind had seen that price paid before their very eyes. Paul is saying, "You know what the devil is capable of! You have the stories; you have seen the price paid. He's a sneaky creep. Do not underestimate him."

How Does This Apply To You?

What about you? Where do you stand when it comes to the army of God? In what part of the battle do you partake?

Is your armor fully on? (We'll talk more about this later.) When you put it on, do you keep it on, or do you take it off and on according to what you want to do?

Do you know the enemy? Are you fully aware of his plans and capabilities to carry out those plans?

The Holy Spirit's gift of discernment is paramount to your ability to be aware. Do you use it?

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote words, which I echo from the depths of my heart.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God.

Award-winning national speaker, Eva Marie Everson is a recent graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary. Her work includesIntimate Moments with God and Intimate Encounters with God (Cook). She is the author of Shadow of Dreams, Summon the Shadows and Shadow of Light. (Barbour Fiction) She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at 


Other Articles in This Series:
Creed: Understanding the Visible and Invisible
Creed: God the Father Almighty Made Heaven & Earth
Creed: The Covenant God of You and Me
Creed: God Keeps His Word
Creed: The Father Says 'Welcome to My Family'
Creed: The Abba of Jesus
Creed: Who is God the Father?
Creed: Acting on Your Faith
Creed: Who is God to You?
Creed: What is God's name...other than 'God?'
Creed: What Do You Really Believe?
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