How to Stand Against Satan
Dr. J. Vernon McGee
One of the most remarkable passages in the Word of God is found in the sixth chapter of
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on
the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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. Wherefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able
to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand, therefore, having
your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the
shield of faith, with which ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. (Ephesians
You and I are engaged in a staggering struggle in which angels and demons are involved. We
are participants in a battle for survival, light and darkness, right and wrong, justice and injustice,
liberty and slavery. God and Satan have clashed in a duel that has eternal consequences. It's
greater than any world war. In fact, a world war is very small compared to it. The armies of
heaven and of hell are in a death grip. And even if we had a world ruler who could bring war to
an end and could conclude in victory the war against poverty, may I say to you, this universal
and titanic struggle between God and Satan would continue because even he could not stop that.
The Christian today is told in unmistakable terms that he is drafted into the army of the Lord
and that war is declared, the enemy is identifi ...
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