Pray that the saints will see that spiritual warfare is a wrestling not against blood and flesh but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies, and will learn to take up God’s whole armor to withstand them (Eph. 6:12-13; Dan. 10:18-21; Col. 1:13)

Eph. 6:12-13—For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Dan. 10:18-21—Then the one who was in appearance like a man touched me again and strengthened me; and he said, Do not be afraid, man of preciousness. Peace to you. Be strong, yes, be strong. And when he spoke to me, I received strength and said, Speak, sir, for you have strengthened me. Then he said, Do you know why I have come to you? And now I will return to fight with the prince of Persia; so I go forth, and the prince of Javan is now about to come. However I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who holds strongly with me against these ones except Michael your prince.

Col. 1:13—Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 532-534.

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