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Spring 2018


10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tacticsof the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens (Eph 6:10–12).[1]

This is a passage most of us are familiar with and perhaps we have heard a message or two on the armor of God from the following verses in Ephesians 6 but do we take the idea of spiritual warfare seriously or do we gloss over it as if it is purely hypothetical or metaphorical? Most react in one of two ways: 1) They make too much of Satan and see a demon behind every bush or 2) They make too little of Satan, living a life of practical naturalism.

[1] All translations are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible unless otherwise noted.

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