Are you fighting the right enemy?

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In war, you’d better know who your enemy is.

It’s easy to see people or situations as our enemy. There are many people who are seen as enemies these days: whites, blacks, Jews, Arabs, Americans, your ex-spouse… you get the idea. Look what Ephesians 6:12 says,

“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.”

  • Who is not your enemy? This could include other people, as well as your own flesh. I know my flesh gets in the way sometimes and seems like my greatest enemy.
  • Who is your enemy, according to this verse?

We could go into each area this verse talks about—rulers, authorities, power, spiritual forces of evil. You can read books that go into each of those. The thing we need to remember is that our enemy is the devil, Satan. He is evil. He’s out to destroy you and me in any ways he can. We need to be aware of him, so we can take our stand against him. We need to be careful though not to get our focus off the Lord and onto him. There has to be a balance.

Remember, we are in a battle against an invisible enemy. Ask the Lord today to help you to see your enemy and stand up against Him, in the Lord’s mighty power.

Did you write out Ephesians 6:10-18? If not, I’d encourage you to do it. These are verses you need to know and use for the rest of your life. Click here for some ideas on how to memorize verses.