Devotions – The Invisible but Real Enemy Ephesians 6:10-18.
The enemy is Satan, he is powerful and real.
Being a believer doesn’t make you immune from the attacks of the enemy, it actually makes you more likely to be attacked. But we can be confident because we have access to the power of the Father and the "weapons" he's given us to fight.
The weapons we fight with are truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the word of God. They protect us like a full suit of armor.
The Devil fights by blinding the minds of non-believers and by deceiving those that believe. Satan hates truth and is called the Father of Lies.
We are more open to being attacked by the devil when we’re lethargic or lazy in our faith. The devil also looks at where we’re the biggest threat to him (our strengths) and our flesh’s tendencies (our weaknesses) and targets those areas. Where could the devil be trying to attack you?
Good news though – Christ has already won the battle! And Satan knows it. We need to remember that our God is stronger, and his and our victory is already certain.
Challenge – be alert and watchful for where the enemy is trying to disrupt your joy or cause you to stumble. Put on the full armor of God, which is accessed through prayer. Prayer is what connects us to God and the armor he supplies. Be prepared to put up a fight against the invisible enemy and the evil he deploys.