Proper Dress for the Battle
Few men would dare go bear hunting with a buggy whip. You would not try to handle a burglar or robber with kid gloves. If a man is entering a ring for a 15 round fight, he would not appear in a swallowtail coat. So in going to battle against the devil, you would not expect to win a victory without proper attire. Instructions from the soldier of Christ are: "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 girt 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, wherewith 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" (Ephesians 6:13-17). Don't expect to win a single victory over Satan by training on creampuffs and strawberry shortcake. Many have tried to train on the devil's own brew, and found they had no spiritual strength. With the proper attire and proper training, you can overcome this adversary; -- "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).