Ephesians (part sixteen)
I've never fought in a physical war. I'm told that those who serve together on the front lines against a common enemy forge a lasting bond in a very short period of time. Trust and mutual allegiance is essential when you stand side-by-side in the crosshairs of your attacking enemy. The Apostle Paul describes Christians engaged in spiritual combat, standing together in the crosshairs of Satan. This has been true since the day we took Christ to be our Savior and became a child of the God that Satan hates. The devil knows he cannot injure God, and so he goes after the one vulnerable thing that God cherishes most: His children. Our charge is to stand firm against the enemy together while clothed in the armor of God, knowing that the ultimate victory is ours in Christ.