Daily Encouragement: Day 353

Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth


“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction for fortresses.” (2 Corinthians 10:3–4)

The spiritual warfare is an ongoing process; though battles vary in intensity, they take place every day. The experience of the conflict often increases when believers get serious about walking with the Lord.

Because our adversary is relentless, Scripture exhorts us to “be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). We need to be prepared for sudden skirmishes by wielding the weapons God has provided for our victory.

It is wise to pray on the armor of God each morning, because without it we are open to attack. Whereas the key to warfare with the flesh is reckoning, and the key to warfare with the world is renewing, the key to warfare with the devil is resisting. The spiritual armor in Ephesians 6:14–18 relates to our victory over all three of these forces. It consists of the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the sandals of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Through the offensive weapon of prayer, we put on this full armor of God and walk in the power of the Spirit.

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