“Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:16-17).
The shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit – this is what we need if we are to win the victory over the wicked one. In our conflict with the devil, we learn from our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. In Luke 4:1-13, we read of Jesus, in the wilderness, batting with Satan and winning the victory over him. Jesus shows us the way of victory. He stands on the Word of God. This is what we are to do. We do not face Satan in our own strength. We face him in the strength of the Lord – and we answer him with the Lord’s Word.