Paul was giving final instructions to the church at Ephesus in the closing of his epistle to them. We, like Paul, know all too well that the devil is real and he takes on many forms. He may appear as an angel of light, a dark foreboding presence, a roaring lion - loud and overwhelming like a flood. Satan may falsely accuse, lie, slander, malign, and laugh at us when we cave.
To be sure his evil organization is spread throughout creation. We can find his evil presence in most companies, organizations, governments and homes. And, because the devil has made himself to be God's enemy he is out to destroy anything and anyone who has to do with God's work or His people.
With all the drugging, abusing, fighting and killing that's going on in the world, you may ask how do I stand against such a formidable foe?
Quite simply, you stand in truth. We need to know the truth about some pretty fundamental things in order to overcome the DE IL and his evil hordes:
- We must know who we are in Christ
- We must know where our power resides
- We must walk in the victory that only comes through Christ and walk that out before the world
- We must, then, stand against the enemy.
Think about it...