Preparing For Battle

     Being Veterans of Foreign Wars I think we can all agree that no matter how bad the fighting we have been in got, there was a break at some point. Sometimes a day or two, sometimes several weeks, but we always prepared for the enemy as if they were going to attack every day (though they did not).
     No earthly army can do this, but the one based out of Hell can. Satan and his army do attack every day, they have endless means to do so in the modern world...sometimes the preparation for this daily battle can be burdensome, but the apostle Paul gave the following narrative and wise counsel. Heed these wise words as they may carry you to victory:
     Ephesians 6: 10-18

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people".