For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
When we are right in the middle of craziness, we tend to forget that the problem right in front of us might not be the true problem!
Believers live in two worlds, the physical that we can touch, feel, smell, hear, and the spiritual, that we can’t know by natural means.
The thing is, the evil one doesn’t want Believers, people of God, to experience blessings and hope in Jesus. He wants to take your attention off of Jesus and onto a problem that will worry and cause you anxiety. The longer you stay away from the things of the Lord, the happier he is.
But if you understand that is the way he works, then you can combat it by fighting spiritually.
That is why the rest of Ephesians 6 talks about armor and a sword. You are in a fight! You are in a spiritual fight!
And you have to do war spiritually. If you are not prepared spiritually, you will be knocked down and feel defeated.
So the weapons and armor that Ephesians talks about are: peace, faith, truth, righteousness, the Bible, salvation and prayer.
Without these, you can’t effectively fight the good fight and you will feel defeated and get tired and weary.
That’s not the victorious life that we are supposed to live in Jesus!
So, remember, when things are getting crazy for you, it might not be what it seems! It might be the evil one keeping you distracted and focused on the wrong things.
So put on your armor and fight!
You’ve already won!
Father, thank You for helping us in our fight against all the schemes of the evil one. Help us to identify his work and stay strong in the fight.