April 16, 2024

Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-18

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

—  Ephesians 6:11

In our journey of faith we are engaged in spiritual battle. The enemy seeks to distract, discourage, and deceive us. But there is no need to fear because in Christ we are equipped for victory. God has provided us with spiritual armor to stand against the schemes of the devil. We are called to put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. To engage in spiritual warfare, we must be vigilant, watchful, and prayerful. We rely on God’s strength and guidance, knowing that the battle belongs to him. Our weapons are not of the world, but they are powerful and effective through God to pull down strongholds.

As we navigate spiritual warfare, let’s stand firm in the truth, unyielding in righteousness and steadfast in faith. Let’s immerse ourselves in God’s Word, allowing it to guide and protect us. In every battle may our prayers be fervent and our trust unwavering.

Mighty God, strengthen us for spiritual battle. Help us stand firm in truth, righteousness, faith, and your Word. Grant us discernment and victory over the enemy’s schemes. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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