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Ephesians 6: 10-12 ESV 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord & in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, . . . authorities, . . . cosmic powers over this present darkness, . . . spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6: 13-16 ESV 13 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 firm. . . 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one . . .
Genesis 3:1 ESV Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.
Revelation 12: 7-9 ESV 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael & his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon & his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, & there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil & Satan,the deceiver of the whole world . . . & his angels were thrown down with him.
1 Peter 5: 8-9 ESV 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God . . . 7casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering
1 Peter 5: 9-11 ESV are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Knowing our enemy’s strengths & ours helps us form a winning strategy.