The Battle

The battle is invisible

and it is fierce



but real


This fight

affects you


And if your eyes were opened

to the unseen reality


You would fall to your knees

before the God of Angel Armies


You would know that darkness

wants to take you down


You would know that angels

are protectors and fighters


strong and valiant


And you would know that demons

are liars and destroyers


Purveyors of






and fear


And know this –


if you have not surrendered to King Jesus,

you WILL lose this fight


You are defenseless without Him


If you DO know Him

and believe Him


Don’t forget your battle gear


Take up your Sword!

the Word of God to combat lies and deception


Take up your shield!

which is your faith in Almighty God


Put on your helmet!

the salvation of your precious soul


Lace up your shoes!

that come with the Peace only He can give


Strap on your belt!

of Truth, lies dispelled


Hold up that shield!

God’s armor of righteousness for you


Don’t underestimate your enemy


God’s army


Get in that battle

and hold onto the One who holds victory


for you


– Susie Stewart


We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places.

– Ephesians 6:12 (VOICE)


So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

– James 4:7 (NLT)


For though we walk in the world, we do not fight according to this world’s rules of warfare. The weapons of the war we’re fighting are not of this world but are powered by God and effective at tearing down the strongholds erected against His truth.

– 2 Corinthians 10:3,4 (VOICE)


Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.

– 1 Peter 5:8,9 (NLT)


Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

– Ephesians 6:13-17 (NLT)


Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.

– Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV)


Artwork by Arik Stewart from his childhood



2 thoughts on “The Battle

  1. I am guessing you have read Frank Perretti’s first two books. “Into the Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness” This blog is right in line with his excellent writing. Good stuff!

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