Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:10-13
A boxer was being pummeled in the ring by his opponent. Blow after blow by his adversary left him with a bloody nose, swollen eyes, and an enormous amount of pain.
The battered boxer’s trainer, trying to encourage his man between rounds, kept telling him, “You’re doing great, Fred. That bum is barely touching you.”
The boxer responded, “Then you better keep your eye on the referee, because somebody out there is killing me!”
No amount of smooth talk could camouflage the reality of the bloody battle in which this fighter was engaged.
In the same way, you and I are engaged in a real battle. It’s important for us to understand that "spiritual warfare" is a reality that believers face every day. When God saved you, He did not put you on a playground; He put you on a battleground.
Our enemy is real. The war is real. You may be operating under the false belief that your enemy is your spouse, or your parents, or your children, or even your co-worker. In truth, Your enemy is Satan and the forces of darkness.
However, don’t be discouraged. Satan witnessed his defeat when Jesus offered Himself up on the cross for our sin and was raised from the dead. So, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! If you are a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ, His victory is your victory. Cling to Him, and He will daily strengthen you to fight the good fight, and to remain faithful and strong to the end.
Have a great day, and Keep Moving Forward!