“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)
Put on your spiritual armor. Be prepared to overcome all that would try to take you down or make you afraid. Stand at the ready to claim a decisive victory over any evil that would appear in your life or that would appear in your world.
We must make sure our defense is of the right kind. We can’t claim victory at sea if we are still hanging out in the trenches on land. We have to go where the action is with the appropriate equipment. The enemy is not person or matter or circumstance. The fight is not a physical one, but a spiritual one.
So it is a mental battle. It must start with defending our thought. We do this by putting on that armor of right ideas that God is faithfully providing, the Truth of His ever-presence and all-power. We can then, right where we are, take the proper offensive, utilizing the might of God’s Mind, His confidence, and the peace that we must always find in honoring the authority of His Love.
Fight the so-called enemy on the right terms. Begin with those saving ideas that God is giving you. Trust them, utilize them, and let God continue to restock your arsenal until you know and feel your rightful, grateful peace.
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