Ephesians 6:14-17 – “14) So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15) and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16) Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Amplified)
Satan’s lies are so damaging to the psyche and soul of humanity. Satan is a liar and the father of lies. We must stand up and fight the good fight of faith with the weapons of warfare given us by and through the Lord Jesus Christ. The shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, our feet shod with the Gospel of peace, the Word of God (the sword of the Spirit), and prayer (direct communication with God) are the weapons of warfare. We are not fighting against flesh and blood but against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” (Amplified)
Therefore, fighting for our children in the Spirit is required of all parents. That means release to God for the salvation of their souls. The spirit of rejection has a grip on their souls when they don’t agree with your righteous stand of them going against God. In today’s culture of “anything and everything goes”, taking a stand for righteousness puts spiritual battle directly in our laps. We are called to the front lines.
Yes, the victory has already been won. Doesn’t mean the enemy isn’t trying to steal, kill and destroy our children and families. We need to pray our children through the hard times when they have hardened their hearts against God. Our battle is prayer, speaking the Word over their lives, and trusting God knowing in our hearts, souls, and minds that He is faithful to those who love and trust Him. No one is too far gone that God is unable and unwilling to save. Jesus died on the Cross for this very reason.
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”