It is not easy to live the Christian life and if anyone says otherwise they are have yet to experience the full consecrated life that God wants us to live. When we dedicate our life to God and choose to live fully for Him we are then entering into a war zone. This war zone is not like the ones we see on the news or history shows, but it is much deeper and tougher as the enemy is surrounding us everyday for the rest of our lives with persistent attacks. And oh yea the enemy is unseen on top of that!
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV).
The enemies we face each day are Satan and his demons. If you could see these entities
they would look nothing like you or me, but rather some of the most frightening monsters you have ever seen, they would make scary movies look like child play. If you are one of the believers that does not believe in the devil or demons you need to go back and study a bit more, because believe me they are real.”And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.” (Matthew 17:18).
These scary creatures were once lovely angels that dwelled with God before Satan rebelled against God in which he took a third of the angels with him in the rebellion. Their kind appearance has since turned to hideousness and fear. They are out to take down any and all Christians that dare try and live a life apart with God and for God.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8).
We must put on the whole armor of God in order to stand against the attacks and fight the good fight of faith. The way in which we go about doing this is by spending adequate time in the Word of God, constant prayer, and by also surrounding ourselves with other Christians to strengthen and encourage one another in the faith.
When we set the Word of God within our hearts and minds we are then equipping
ourselves with the ammo needed in order to fight off the attacks. It is all spiritual and therefore we have to fight spiritual with spiritual. We must also let go of area that the devil uses as strong holds in our life as we do not want any area of our life to be open him to try and use against us. Are you fighting the good fight of faith?
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11).