The first thing we need to realize is we do have a enemy and he is trying to destroy us. Probably not in ways that most of us think. The enemy works on our mind, flesh and our feelings. The battle might start out fairly innocent. (It’s ok to feel this way or that way) or everyone goes through that. (Nobody is perfect) Our enemy will play on our weakness, he will even use those closest to us. If we allow the enemy to keep us weak and unsuspecting he has already won the battle.
Even the experts and teachers ignore the fact that we have a real enemy or they take him too lightly. Every day that God gives us we need to prepare for spiritual battle. The things that we take for granted we need to exercise daily. i.e. prayer, Bible study, forgiveness of sin of our life and forgiveness of others.
The enemy will use position, power, money and status to tempt us or side tract us away from Jesus. He will put all kinds of things in our way to clog our hearts and minds. Our enemy is a thief, robber and a deceiver.