Duane Vander Klok
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of ]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 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.
You are in a spiritual battle against the devil. The life of a believer is a fight from the womb to the tomb, but you have to recognize that God is for you, and He is on your side. He has already won the victory, and He wants to move in your life! You may be battling for peace, healing, or provision, but know that God is with you.
Too many believers do not recognize the victory that God has already given them because they do not know what the Word says – they are missing the truth. You need to know what the blood of Jesus purchased for you on the cross and then begin to speak it into your life. Your faith can move mountains, but it has to first move your tongue.
As Jesus told Peter in Matthew 16:18, He will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. As a believer, you are not created to cower in a corner as the devil attacks. You have the authority and victory to attack him! The gates of hell cannot withstand the church as we stand on the blood of Jesus. So dive into the Word of God and speak His victory into your life!