Ephesians 6: 10-12
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiled of the devil. 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.
I was listening to Jimmy Evans this morning and something he said really made an impact on me.
He said, "The devil wants your mind, he wants your body, he wants your marriage, he wants your children, he wants your family, he wants your destiny. he wants everything you've got. And if you don't fight him for it, you will lose."
The devil aims so many things our way. Sickness, depression, pain, hurt, jealously, idleness, discontentment, bitterness, hatred. The list goes on and on. All of these things can be destructive to our lives. Poison to our very soul. Without the protection of armor, then we are destined to die. But thank God he doesn't leave us to fend for ourselves! He provides us with the protection we need to get through the battle. It may be a hard battle, dodging bullets from every angle. Its not an easy fight. But the devil can't penetrate what is not exposed. So make sure your fully covered. When the fight is over, the Lord will say, you have won the battle! Well done my faithful servant!