The real war needs to be full in our minds:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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. (Eph. 6:10-12, NIV)
We have to understand the enemy. We don’t “study” the enemy, but we need to understand he is constantly looking for ways to bring believers down, to neutralize their effect, to destroy any opportunity of advancement of the Kingdom of God. We have an enemy.
He has “friends.”
Rulers. Authorities. Powers of this dark world. Spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
All ready to come on his behalf against followers of Christ.
Pretty impressive. All this lined up just to bring you down. Their sights are on taking you out.
In all of this, here is the thing to remember: All of those forces are no match for those who are in Christ.
So, gear up. The battle rages. It is constant. You will not become weary. Christ is your strength.
Get in the game.