Our Sunday School class is studying Ephesians 6:10-24 right now. Verse 12 , particularly, deals with something that we don’t want to spend too much time on and don’t want to empower the devil with either. It is something that many people are not aware of and need to be though: spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:12 King James Version KJV: 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.
1 Peter 5:8 New International Version (NIV) 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
James 4:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The devil is alive and well and just waiting for the tiniest crack in our armor to try to work his way in.
I thought the following statements were really good and put the emphasis where it should be – on God.
In His light,
Simple Truths to repeat when you’re in a spiritual battle
- God’s got this
- The Lord fights for me
- Jesus loves me
- Not today Satan!
- I am a child of God
- He is able
- It is finished
- His grace is sufficient
- Joy comes in the morning
- I am not alone
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made
- Fear has no grip on me
- Christ is enough for me
- He has overcome the world
- I am a new creation in Christ
- Jesus conquered the grave
- Sin doesn’t define me, Christ does
- Be still and know that I am God
- God is good!