We are at war. One of the most dangerous things that we can do is forget that, but unfortunately it seems that we often get comfortable or distracted and lose sight of that very thing.
We are at war, but it’s not a physical battle. It’s not a war of bullets and bombs, but of lies, temptation, and confusion. Our enemy is real and he will relentlessly pursue our destruction and the frustration of God’s plan. In light of this Paul tells us to stand in the passage we’re looking at today. Not in our own power, that would lead to our destruction, but in the power provided by Almighty God. In order to do that we must know who the enemy is. Once we get that we can use the power that God has provided to us to make our stand.