“…Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:10-12
Let’s call a spade a spade.
We have a very real enemy who wants to devour us. And I must confess he has been eating my lunch.
Yesterday, the bottom fell out for us.
Two words: Sick Kids.
They were dropping like flies. One went to the doctor and came back with a diagnosis of croup and an ear infection. Another came in the door and threw up. The third woke in the middle of the night…sick. Nothing wears me out more. I have compassion for my little guys. No doubt. But, Lord, have compassion on us all.
The Devil is a credible foe.
He “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” The Word says to “resist him, standing firm in the faith” 1 Peter 5:8-9. Resist here means to oppose.
What is in opposition to the enemy? God. What is our weapon? The Word.
So, today, I am gearing up. Putting on the full armor of God and taking my stand – Ephesians 6:13. Standing firm in my faith in God, His Word, His power, His healing, His peace, His rest. Resisting, withstanding, opposing the Enemy with the Word of God.
The Devil may be a credible foe, but he is also a defeated one.
This is where I land today. In a bit of warfare, mad about it and ready to fight. Claiming victory. Claiming healing, strength and encouragement from God’s Word.