Are they people, are people our enemy? No, because every person is a child of God. Every person was CREATED by God. So….our enemy is Satan and his demons, and the chains that the enemy uses. Chains of fear, insecurity, guilt, depression, lust, greed, lies, theft, and the list goes on. What chains may still be on your life?
There is a spiritual war out there...obviously. Ephesisans 6:12 – For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
And THAT is why we need the spiritual armor (see surrounding verses to verse 12).
BUT: GREAT NEWS! We have weapons...LEGIT weapons: 2 Corinthians 10: 3-6 (verse 4b: On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.)
We are warriors for Christ and He will lead and guide us.
Men, put down the violent video games, not because they are ‘bad’...because they are the WRONG battle. The Lord has a HUGE sword in the spiritual realm for you. Jesus Christ has MASSIVE guns waiting for you to pick up and use in the spiritual. We need to stop using our physical eyes and start using our spiritual eyes.
Legit, boys: RISE UP AS MEN and put down the controller and when you do, Jesus Christ will put you through a purification process (boot camp) and then you will be a man and He will send you out into battle. You thought you had a big sword, gun, and armor in your little video game...well Jesus has something way better than you could ever as or imagine (Eph. 3:20).
Rise up and take the weapons that the Lord has given you and FIGHT for your family and the ones you love. Fight in the Lord’s army.