Resist It

Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. That is why you need to put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. So stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the protection of right living on your chest. On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows of the Evil One. Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:11-17 (NCV)

We live in a world filled with evil.  Bad thing are happening every day.  Ephesians reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle.  Our battle is not with the people we see, but with spiritual powers in heavenly places.  With the full armor of God, we can resist the evil we encounter in this world.

God, I am putting on my armor today.  I put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness and the shoes of the gospel of peace.  I also put on the helmet of salvation.  I will use the shield of faith to block the attacks of the enemy and the sword of the spirit to fight back against spiritual powers.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.