Regardless of how many times society tries to deny it, there’s more to this world than that which we can see, touch, and hear. There’s the physical realm, and then there’s a spiritual realm. There’s good and there’s evil. There’s a God at work in our lives and there’s an enemy who seeks to destroy us.
The Bible tells us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV)
I wonder—how many of us are truly on guard? Are we prepared for an attack? Are we cautiously observing the way that we live, what we’re listening to, and what we’re allowing into our minds?
That fight you had with your husband… that rift between family members… those doubts you had about your faith… the anger you felt when you were betrayed… that temptation that led you astray… the real enemy there was Satan and his army of angels.
The fight is not with ourselves and it’s not with each other, it’s against the powers of darkness that seek to destroy. Therefore we must be on guard and we must be prepared to not only sense danger when it approaches but to quench every flaming arrow that is leveled against us.
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Study Ephesians 6:10-18, and examine the weapons God has given us for protection.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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. (Ephesians 6:12-13, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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