Scripture: "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one." John 17:15 (NASB)
Prompt: I did some teaching tonight on the topic of evil in the world and the importance of us having a correct understanding of exactly who we are battling in this world. Hint: it's probably not who you think it is.
Ephesians 6:12 says, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."
Our battle isn't against anyone who roams this earth in the form of a man or woman. Our battle is a heavenly battle and the sooner we recognize that the sooner we can learn how to hand off the battle to someone far more capable than we are at not only fighting but winning. Ask God to help you see your battles for what they really are.
Be encouraged and keep moving forward.