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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.”

“We wrestle.” These two short words spell out the intensity of every believer’s struggles. Wrestling is face to face, hand to hand, combat. One person exerting their full force and strength against another. Like it or not, the spiritual battles you and I face are up close and personal. Believe me, we need help, because our enemy, the devil, desires to take you down, and he will use every dirty, low down trick in his book to do it.

The Apostle Paul said he wasn’t ignorant of Satan’s devices and we shouldn’t be either. Never think he is not interested in you. Behind all those struggles you are facing, there are spiritual forces at work, telling you “not to fight it”, “just give up”, “blame God”, it’s all His fault…or…”He doesn’t care about you.

Ancient wrestlers oiled their bodies to prevent their opponent from gaining a hold. How do you prepare for battle?

Anoint your mind with prayer before your feet hit the floor every morning and all through the day.

Coat your heart with the Word of God, in order to keep the devil from gaining a hold on your life.

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