Last night, we were on our way to dinner when we noticed something unusual in our path. We have a relatively long driveway, and it looked like a tree branch had fallen. Upon closer examination, it became clear that it was a six-foot alligator because the tree branch suddenly got up and began to walk across the road. We knew we had one in the pond, but I never thought about it getting out and walking around. It’s bigger than I expected! Now I’m on high alert to ensure my dogs don’t get eaten!
We know the enemy is there, but we don’t feel threatened until we see him moving; that’s when we decide we need to protect ourselves and those around us. However, we must not become complacent and stay fully armored. He is very cunning and slips into the shadows until he notices that you are weak. That’s why it’s essential to stay alert. Know God’s Word, seek him in prayer, tune into the Holy Spirit, and tighten your relationship with him. The day is coming that you will need every weapon in your arsenal to defend yourself and slay the beast.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 firm. Ephesians 6:12-13