And I had always believed that my greatest enemies were unbelievers, but that was not true. My greatest enemy has been the religious, church people who already have a spirit of antichrist, deception and dissension. They hate me. They fight me. They are driven by demons and they will be the reason that the world will call Christians “haters.” Watch this video ‘It Cost Something To Follow Jesus.’
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 (NKJV)
You don’t have to be a hunter to know that you can’t kill a grizzly bear with a popgun. Success in any conflict requires using weapons suitable to the task.
The mighty arsenal described in Ephesians 6 is the only sure defense against the onslaughts of Satan and a sinful world. When you reach for other means of protection, you lose the fight and possibly make yourself even more vulnerable to attack.
In dealing with rocky relationships, do you put on the sandals of peace, or do you attempt manipulation and harmful compromise? When you confront lies, do you use God’s girdle of truth or the authority of people? For times of temptation, are you covered by the shield of faith or by rationalization? When emotions overpower you, do you adjust them with the breastplate of righteousness or with aggression and uncontrolled outbursts?
The choice you make in each encounter decides the outcome. Learn how to take up the arms God provides; He gives the victory every time.