In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.Ephesians 6:16(NIV)
Soldiers in a battle when the enemy starts to strike will often yell "incoming" meaning they are about to be attacked. On earth, those who name the name of Jesus, are in a spiritual war for our very souls. This is a battle of good versus evil. Satan is after pre born babies, children ,teens, college students, marriages and even the United States of America since we are founded on Christian principles and the word of God. Evil has seeped in under the name of tolerance. In not wanting to offend we appease religions that are out to kill believers in Jesus. Absurd isn't it? This is spiritual warfare.
To be armed and ready for this ongoing battle we can never let our guard down. Just as soldiers don protective vests and helmets and carry their loaded weapon, we on the spiritual battlefield, are armed with the word of God. We have to know the word and arm ourselves with scripture in order to defeat the enemy. Each and every day you will face battles from the enemy, sometimes very deceptive. Be ready to win the battle and thus win the war.
PRAYER: Every day Lord I know Satan is out to trick me and trip me up. I plan to be armed each day knowing your word. In Jesus' name. Amen.