Living in Florida, we are susceptible to having many different types of creatures trying to cohabitate with us. We've had squirrels living in our eaves, snakes slithering right in the door, birds in our chimney, and we've even had a cat enjoying the comfort of our attic. We've done our best to seal off their entry points, but sometimes they still find a way inside. There is one creature that I detest more than any other, and it's the rat! When they decide to move in with us, that's when the war begins! Sometimes our arsenal of weapons are not sufficient for the duty they are called to. For one, you don't use a mouse trap to catch a rat! They will just stand back and laugh at you after they set it off. You have to get out the big daddy traps when going after them! The same holds true when trying to fend off Satan, he's like the rat. You need to seal off his point of entry; stop the sin that brought him in. After that, prepare for battle with the full armor of God!
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:14-18