I’d like for us to take a few days to talk about spiritual warfare.
In the book of Ephesians, chapters five and six, the apostle Paul talks a lot about relationships and how we’re to interact with people. And then he summarizes it in a section beginning with chapter six, verse 10, that reminds us of the spiritual warfare that we’re engaged in.
Yes, it’s true, we get focused on people and relationships, and we have to handle them right. But remember, there’s something underlying, and it’s this spiritual warfare that we need to be aware of. So here’s what he says in Ephesians, six, verses 10 and 11. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might, put on the whole armor of God, that He may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. And that’s what I want to focus on today. The schemes of the devil.
Remember this, that there is a strategy It is going on. That strategy is designed by Satan to bring you down. He has a strategy for everything, how to ruin your health, how to ruin your peace of mind, how to ruin your marriage, how to ruin your family. All of these things are part of his planning.
The Bible tells us that he’s like a roaring lion going about seeking whom he may devour. And so I want you to remember this today, you are in a warfare. And I think the most important key to not being deceived is just being aware of the potential.
I don’t know about how your phone works, but on my phone, sometimes I’ll get a message on my caller ID that says possible spam. That’s letting me know that the person trying to call is either someone I don’t know, or someone trying to get something from me. Because I’m aware of the potential, I’m more inclined to make the right decision.
So remember today, we are in a spiritual warfare. So be strong in the Lord. Build up your relationship with Him and be conscious that Satan is going about trying to deceive you. In the days ahead, we’ll talk about the equipment that God has given us so that we can stand against the devil and overcome his schemes. So please follow us as we talk about spiritual warfare and how we can have the victory.