“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”
It truly is a spiritual warfare we are living in. If we are not actively fighting, then we are passively giving the enemy the victory. We cannot (and should not!) be neutral. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57). He has already provided the victory and won the battle – we must just claim it!
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
He has also given us the spiritual armour (the armour of light) to fight the enemy. It is found in Ephesians 6.
Ephesians 6:11-17 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Today I want to cast of the dark works of my old man, and I want to walk in the light of fellowship with Christ. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”( 1 John 1:7). I want to put on the armour of light and win the victory!