Ephesians 6:10-13 - Enduring Satanic Attacks.

Ephesians 6:10-13 (NLT) A final word: Be 
strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on 
all of Gods armor so that you will be able to 
stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood 
enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of 
the unseen world, against mighty powers in this 
dark world, and against evil spirits in the 
heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of 
Gods armor so you will be able to resist the 
enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle 
you will still be standing firm.  

Ephesians 6:10-13 (AMP) In conclusion, be 
strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union 
with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that 
strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on 
God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed 
soldier which God supplies], that you may be able 
successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and 
the deceits of the devil. For we are not 
wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with 
physical opponents], but against the despotisms, 
against the powers, against [the master spirits who 
are] the world rulers of this present darkness, 
against the spirit forces of wickedness in the 
heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore put on 
God's complete armor, that you may be able to 
resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of 
danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], 
to stand [firmly in your place].  


   Every believer faces temptation. Take a 
moment to recall a particularly enticing situation 
involving something that would displease God. Did you 
realize you were involved in a satanic battle? 
   The Devil is real. Scripture reveals that 
he leads an army of fallen angels and is 
prideful enough to think he can gain victory over 
God. By definition, a satanic attack is a 
deliberate assault upon an individual, which is 
designed to cause spiritual, physical, material, or 
emotional harm. Satan desires to thwart the Lord's 
purpose in believers' lives, to rob them of joy and 
peace, and ultimately to deny God the worship He 
receives through yielded followers. 
   As in any war, knowing the enemy's plan 
helps us prepare for the attack. First, be aware 
that the battlefield takes place in our minds. To 
walk in a godly manner with Christ, we must first 
be sure that our thoughts are in submission to 
His Spirit. This takes daily surrender and time 
in God's Word. Second, Satan tempts us during 
vulnerable moments. Be cautious when you are hungry, 
angry, lonely, or tired (This is often known as the 
H.A.L.T.  warning). Third, he is deceptive; we won't 
recognize the trap as an evil scheme. Instead, it will 
seem good, and we'll likely wrestle with some 
sort of doubt. 
   As Christians, we should walk closely 
with Jesus. Satan desires to lure us into 
destructive actions that rob us of God's plan for a 
good, full life. Stay connected to the Savior: 
read the Word, pray, and fellowship with other 
believers. These are weapons we use against the Devil 
in spiritual war. [In Touch Daily Devotional by 
Charles Stanley at www.intouch.org] 


   The Devil was created as a wise and 
morally perfect being (then known as Lucifer) who 
aspired to take over the throne of God and thus 
usurp the position of his Creator. Once that 
happened, Lucifer was expelled from heaven, together 
with the other angels who had sensed and shared 
his rebellious attitude. This is the fall from 
heaven that Jesus told His disciples He had 
   Since his fall from heaven, Satan, 
apparently losing little of his administrative skill, 
has marshaled these fallen angels (now known as 
demons) into a hostile force to work against God and 
His creation. We do not know just how many 
angels fell with Satan, but doubtless it must have 
been a colossal number. When Jesus once asked a 
demoniac: "What is your name?" (Lk 8:30), the demons 
answered: "Legion." If they were telling the truth, 
the man was controlled by thousands of demons. 
A Roman legion contained six thousand men!  
   It is little wonder, then, that the 
Apostle Paul warned the Ephesians that they were 
involved in a tremendous spiritual conflict: "For our 
battle is not against flesh and blood, but against 
the rulers, against the authorities, against the 
world powers of this darkness, against the 
spiritual forces of evil in the heavens" (Eph 6:12).  
   One of America's founding fathers said: 
"If men will not be governed by God, then they 
will be ruled by tyrants." How sad that people 
actually choose to be governed by Satan rather than 
by God.  
   O God my Father, I am so thankful that I 
have left the tyranny and rule of Satan to come 
under the sway of Your eternal and everlasting 
kingdom. May I come more and more under its sway hour 
by hour and day by day. In Jesus' name I pray. 
Amen. [Every Day With Jesus Bible with Selwyn 
Hughes devotional re Jude 6] 


   If you are a Christian, you are engaged 
in a spiritual battle of universal proportions. 
Evil, dangerous, and sinister forces are seeking 
to destroy you, your family, and your church. 
Your very soul is in a conflict against the 
forces of evil. As frightening as the powers of 
darkness may appear, though, you serve an 
unimaginably powerful God, and the victory is His.  
   Despite that glorious and certain truth, 
some Christians live in constant fear, 
intimidated by Satan and his forces, and thinking too 
much about the enemy. Spiritual warfare is a 
reality, but we should not live in fear because God 
has provided us with armor that can protect us 
from any blow we might receive.  
   This divine protection and power should 
enable us to live each day with courage and in 
peace. As God's people, we are fully equipped to 
overcome sin when it enters the church and to stand 
strong when the world opposes us. God has made 
provision for any and every circumstance we may face. 
So "be strong in the Lord" and live with 
confidence in Him. Expect God to give you victory as 
you do baffle with the armor He provides. [Being 
Still With God Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 

   I was looking at pictures of our brothers 
and sisters fighting a war in the Middle East, 
and I noticed they had one thing in common: even 
though temperatures can get up to 120 degrees, they 
all had on full body armor, in addition to 
helmets, boots, bulletproof vests, goggles, gloves, 
weapons, and backpacks. They knew they couldn't ask 
for a time-out in the middle of the battle to 
prepare. They had to be ready at all times.  
   The same is true for us as we fight 
against our enemy, the devil. He waits for just the 
right moment to take us out. We can't wait until 
we are under attack to put on our armor. We 
must be armored up and ready at all times to take 
a stand against the enemy. 
   God has given us all we need to deal 
decisively with the enemy of our souls. When we are 
ready and listening for God's voice, we will 
always have the upper hand. Once again, the best 
defense is a good offense. 
   Father, I want to learn how to wear my 
spiritual armor properly. Show me as I put on each 
piece in preparation for what you've called me to 
do. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery 
Daily Devotional by John & Johnny Baker] 

   As the apostle reached the end of his 
epistle, he began the last section of it with the 
words, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the 
   The Christian needs strength. This we all 
know. We also know the truth that the Christian 
has no strength of his own. Where may strength 
be obtained? Notice the answer: "Be strong in 
the Lord and in the power of his might." 
   Paul had spoken of this power in the 
earlier part of his epistle. He had prayed, "God, 
give them the Spirit, that they might know the 
exceeding greatness of his power  according to the 
working of his mighty power which he wrought in 
Christ, when he raised him from the dead" 
(Ephesians 1:19-20). This is the literal truth: "the 
exceeding greatness of his power," which raised Christ 
from the dead, works in every believer - in me 
and in you. We hardly believe it, and we 
experience it even less. This is why Paul prayed, and 
we must pray with him, that God through His 
Spirit would teach us to believe in His almighty 
power. Pray with all your heart: "Father, grant me 
the Spirit of wisdom, so that I may experience 
this power in my life. 
   In Ephesians 3, Paul asked God to grant 
the Ephesians, "according to the riches of his 
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit 
in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in 
[their] hearts" vv. 16-17). And then he added, 
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding 
abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to 
the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory" 
vv. 20-21). 
   Read over these two passages again, and 
pray for God's Spirit to enlighten your eyes. 
Believe in the divine power working within you. Pray 
that the Holy Spirit will reveal it to you, and 
take hold of the promise that God will manifest 
His power in your heart, supplying all your 
   Have you not begun to realize that much 
time in communion with the Father and the Son is 
necessary if you want to experience the power of God 
within you? [Andrew Murray 365-Day Devotional by 


   We are exhorted in God's Word to stand 
strong in Him at all times. When things are going 
well in our lives that is easy to do, but when 
difficulty and perhaps even crisis comes, our faith is 
tested. With Gods help, we can always do what He 
leads us to do and then stand, which means to 
abide in Him and enter His rest concerning our 
   We are limited in our ability to change 
things, but all things are possible with God. He can 
do in one moment what we could not do in a 
lifetime. God is faithful, and if we continue 
believing, we can be assured that He continues working 
in our behalf. 
   It is good for you to enjoy your life 
while God is working on your problems! Joy, 
laughter, and rejoicing give you strength to stand 
strong until your breakthrough comes. While Paul 
was in prison he said, "Rejoice in the Lord 
always... again I say, Rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4.) 
   Father, help me be strong in You at all 
times. Help me enjoy every moment that You give me 
as I enter Your amazing rest. [My Time with God 
by Joyce Meyer] 


   Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting 
quietly in My Presence. Put aside all that is 
waiting to be done, and refuse to worry about 
anything. This sacred time together strengthens you 
and prepares you to face whatever the day will 
bring. By waiting with Me before you begin the 
day's activities, you proclaim the reality of My 
living Presence. This act of faith - waiting before 
working - is noted in the spirit world, where your 
demonstration of trust weakens principalities and powers 
of darkness.  
   The most effective way to resist evil is 
to draw near Me. When you need to take action, 
I will guide you clearly through My Spirit and 
My Word. The world is so complex and 
overstimulating that you can easily lose your sense of 
direction. Doing countless unnecessary activities will 
dissipate your energy. When you spend time with Me, I 
restore your sense of direction. As you look to Me 
for guidance, I enable you to do less but 
accomplish more. (Luke 12:22-26; Ephesians 6:12 NKJV; 
Proverbs 16:3) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

Do everything in dependence on Me. The 
desire to act independently - apart from Me springs 
from the root of pride. Self-sufficiency is 
subtle, insinuating its way into your thoughts and 
actions without your realizing it. But apart from 
Me, you can do nothing: that is, nothing of 
eternal value. My deepest desire for you is that you 
learn to depend on Me in every situation. I move 
heaven and earth to accomplish this purpose, but 
you must collaborate with Me in this training. 
Teaching you would be simple if I negated your free 
will or overwhelmed you with My Power. However, I 
love you too much to withdraw the godlike 
privilege I bestowed on you as My image-bearer. Use 
your freedom wisely by relying on Me constantly. 
Thus you enjoy My Presence and My Peace. (John 
15:5; Ephesians 6:10; Genesis 1: 26-27) [Jesus 
Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks 
on your mind. When you struggle to find Me and 
to live in My Peace, don't let discouragement 
set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, 
spiritually speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness 
to Me, and his demonic underlings are 
determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find 
yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: 
"Jesus, help me!" At that instant, the battle 
becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I 
fight for you.  
   My Name, properly used, has unlimited 
Power to bless and protect. At the end of time, 
every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, and 
under the earth) when My Name is proclaimed. 
People who have used "Jesus" as a shoddy swear word 
will fall down in terror on that awesome day. But 
all those who have drawn near Me through 
trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with 
inexpressible and glorious Joy. This is your great hope, 
as you await My return. (Eph. 6:12; Phi. 2:9, 
10; 1Pe. 1:8, 9) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 




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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred