You are in an army – God’s army! Like soldier in the army, you have an enemy. Ephesians 6:12 describes that enemy. It says that we fight not against other people, but rather against the powers of darkness in the heavenly realms. In other words, our enemy is the devil – the one who deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, leading to their sin of disobeying God by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The devil loves to deceive us still, to this day. Maybe you’re familiar with his lies – that you’re not good enough, that no one cares about you, or that you don’t really matter all that much to God. The lies he uses vary from person to person, but they are all lies, just the same.
The good news??? Like any soldier, you have been given armor and weapons to use against the enemy. They are listed in Ephesians 6:13-18, and they come from knowing what Christ has done for you, and who you are in Him! Further good news??? The devil is a defeated foe!
Colossians 2:15 says that Christ disarmed principalities and powers, and that He triumphed over them at the cross! Jesus won the victory over the devil over 2,o00 years ago when He gave His life for us, and rose again. Because we belong to Him, the victory He won is ours as well!
The devil likes to try and act like he hasn’t really been conquered. He wants to deceive anyone and everyone who will listen (which is where the weapons and armor mentioned in Ephesians 6:13-18 come in). When your enemy tries to lie to you, remember that he has already ben defated, and no loner has any right to do so.
You’re in an army. You have an enemy. The victory over that enemy is already yours, because of what Christ has done!