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Are there really spiritual enemies—powers of darkness—trying to get me?

Daniel 10:12-13Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me.”

Matthew 4:1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.

The Bible clearly teaches that human beings are involved in a spiritual battle. Far from excluding you from this spiritual battle, faith puts you right in the middle of it. You are in a battle for your very soul. You must recognize that and arm yourself, or you will be defeated.

Ephesians 6:12For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Satan is alive and active, and his legions of demons are always on the attack. A battle rages in the spiritual realm—a battle you can’t see but one you will experience if you seek to serve God. You need God’s power, not your own, to stand strong and not allow temptation to overcome you. Most of all, since you do not always know or understand the evil that is threatening you, you need God’s power to give you strength to face an unknown enemy. Have peace that God has already won the battle over death and has the power and desire to save you.