Let us dive right into our key text coming out of Ephesians 6:10 — 12 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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.
In this passage, Apostle Paul is reminding the people of Ephesus that the Christian’s fight to remain on the straight and narrow is not merely a physical one but a spiritual one. For those who ever questioned if evil spirits or powers exist, the answer of “yes” is right here in the Bible. Because this is true, it is important for us to do as Apostle Paul advises his readers to do: be strong in the Lord. Paul issues this statement in the form of a command. If we wish to survive mental and spiritual combat, we have no choice but to BE strong in the Lord, and this strength comes from the power in the might of our Heavenly Father. As believers — as children of God — we have power over evil spirits by way of the Lord, and we cannot afford let ourselves forget that.
So, how does this apply to our day to day life? In a nutshell, this means that everything is in our heads in a most literal sense. All of our actions first stem from thoughts, so where do you think the enemy aims his attacks? This is why it is absolutely essential to put on the whole armor of God by keeping our minds steeped in the Word of God. When we are well versed in the scriptures, it becomes very hard for doubts and false teachings or ideas of the world to take root and draw us away from Christ.
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