“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12 NLT
These who are not “flesh-and-blood enemies” are demons over whom the devil has control. They are not mere fantasies—they are very real. We face a powerful army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, these beings become our enemies, and they try every device to turn us away from him and back to sin. Although we are assured of victory, we must engage in the struggle until Christ returns, because Satan is constantly battling against all who are on the Lord’s side. We need supernatural power to defeat Satan, and God has provided this by giving us his Holy Spirit within us and his armour surrounding us. If you feel discouraged, remember Jesus’ words to Peter: “Upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it” (Matthew 16:18). (Tyndal Study Bible)
What’s happens when an athlete does not practice? He eventually becomes just like the rest of us, unfit to win the race.
The same applies if you don’t practice being a Christian. The world does not only consist of Christian; there are many religions people follow. So if you don’t sharpen yourself daily for Jesus, what are you going to become, a Muslim or just a unbeliever with no values.
Look at the world we live in today. Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography and deteriorating values in society. It scares me to think that we have to raise kids in this environment. The Bible warns us against these dark evil forces in the world. Please don’t believe they don’t affect you. How many of us have been affected by drugs and Alcohol directly or indirectly? I am sure the answer is yes, those evil forces at work.
You can never justify drugs. Are the people developing them are doing it for your good? Nope never, how can that be, with the destruction it causes.
So yes just as scripture says we have a daily fight against these evil forces. Sometimes you can’t even see them. To overcome this, we have to empower ourselves with Word and the Holy Spirit. Yes, we have to practice it. Otherwise, we will lose our strength and touch. The Bible explains we have to dress in the armour of God. ( Ephesians 6:11-18) Take the time and read this section.
I would like to say there is power in numbers so surround yourself with believers so that we can beat these evils.
” Lord I pray for strength for all people. I know with You we can change this world. In Jesus name. Amen.”