Discerning Spiritual Warfare

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We are fighting a daily battle against the powers of darkness, doing battle with fallen angels, led by the chief enemy of God. These enemies of God and of ours attack on a consistent basis. What can we do to arm ourselves and fight off these spiritual attacks? God has provided a way. It is found in the Word of God - the Bible - and it is there that we can put on the armor of God. We must put on the armor of God to be able to defend outselves against the schemes of the Devil (Eph. 6:9). Paul, having been under arrest so often by the Roman authorities, was highly familiar with the Roman Soldier's apparel. He thought it was the perfect analogy for the Christian in their fight against the invisible enemy of darkness. The Bible describes just what the armor of God is in Ephesians 6:10-17: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." 

Fr. Bill McCarthy

Mary Alive Rossinni