“In today's dispensation there are many believers who have lost sight of the fact that we are all soldiers in a mighty battle. The Apostle Paul made it quite clear when he urged believers, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes" - Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV).
What often escapes many believers is that all around us are forces arraigned against each one of us. Just as Paul notes, we are sarrounded by a hell- bent schemer, determined to finish us off. He adds, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (vv 12). Has it ever occured to you that beyond the naked eyes there are forces around us engaged in a fierce battle. Day and night these principalities are at work fighting to gain territory from any believer.
This is why being a soldier in Christ's army is not a matter of choice. Once a believer you are already tagged, and, in fact, you are a priority target as opposed to the non believer, who has already been subjected. To fight off this relentless enemy you must 24/7, "take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (vv 16-17).
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, knowing what a battle I am in, help me fight back through faith,, your word and the power of prayer, this I pray in Jesus's name.