Use every piece of God’s armour to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm – Ephesians 6:13NLT
In our walk with God, there always comes a time of confrontation with evil as the Bible puts it in our main text. These are times when the enemy puts our faith to the test. The evil day is a period of trials just as job had and confessed, “We are all adrift in the same boat: too few days, too many troubles” – Job 14:1. King Solomon in his counsel to young men also spoke about the evil days, saying, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them” – Ecclesiastes 12:1.
As we know, Satan is the main architect of evil, little wonder, included in the model prayer is, “…And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” – Luke 11:4. Since Satan by nature is evil personify, we also have a role to play, and that role is to resist him. To resist means to fight back, counterattack or to repel. This, we do in the place of prayer. The devil keeps hurling his darts at us as we choose to walk the way of the Lord, and in order to survive this aggression from him, we are commanded to use every piece of God’s armour to resist him.
We must always be on the offensive and defensive to win this war against the evil one. Resisting the enemy is not based on our eloquence, fluency or affluence, but on our knees (prayerfulness). Are you going through an evil day in your life right now? Are you experiencing a season of spiritual difficulties presently? God’s counsel to you is, “Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” – James 4:7.