For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against 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. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which, you will be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… (Ephesians 6:12-18 NKJV)
How do we “wrestle” against these powerful spiritual beings? Our “fight” is to stand in the victory that Jesus has already won for us! Paul says that we are to “take” the whole armor of God, which Jesus has provided for our complete victory.
You and I are caught up in the most angelic wrestling match at all times; we need to be ready for whatever the devil tries to throw at us. We need to have our loin girt about with truth, which means we’re not into any false doctrine or flaky teachings. We must surround ourselves with the Word, the Word, the Word! We also need the breastplate of righteousness. We must examine ourselves and be sure we are walking in righteousness. Wherever there is sin or carnality, the devil has a way to get to us with the intent of destroying our testimony and our Christian walk.