The battles we face are with spiritual forces; we do not war against flesh and blood. We might fight with those around us not discerning our real enemy, which is unseen. It is helpful to discern this is happening quickly, so time is not wasted battling the wrong things. God sees what we do not see, and He protects us as we seek Him and continue to surrender all our ways.

Diversity will come with adversity. We don’t always see the enemy because he surprises us in areas where we are not used to warring. We know our weak areas and are accustomed to battling there. Temptations will come in unknown territories. Some things might appear harmless at first and then become strongholds. We should be watching on all sides, especially our blind side. Our enemy doesn’t make his schemes obvious; He is deceitful and often closer than we think. The Lord gives us the faith to face all confrontation.

Attacks will come unexpectedly and from different sources. We should take heed where we stand, lest we fall. When a harmful situation is detected, we humbly and quickly move away from its potential destruction and run to the Lord–reaching out for His grace. God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud. When the invisible is encountered, we find that only Christ is invincible. We war by His grace and power alone, from glory to glory! 

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

 

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