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10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

So how do we fight these spiritual battles?  We Stand.

We stand on His promises.

We stand on faith.

We stand and rejoice the fact that every attack brings us closer to the suffering of the Lord and strengthens us.

We stand and not let the darts of the enemy make us doubt.

We stand in peace and not let the enemy’s attacks cause us to bomb our own base with surliness or anger to others.

We stand in praise and worship of the Lord, getting louder and more joyful as the attacks increase.

We stand in control of our minds (I have made actual checklists and reminders, because the enemy tends to attack in similar ways).

We stand fearless–the battle has already been won.  We stand in victory–Jesus has already overcome.

We.  Stand.

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