You Are At War
Like it or not, you are at war. No matter who you are—whether or not you know it, you have a mortal enemy who wants to destroy you, not just in this life, but in the next. No matter where you live on this planet, whether or not you can see it, you live on a hotly contested battlefield, and you can’t escape the conflict. It’s a spiritual war with crucial consequences in your everyday life. And the outcome of that war will determine your eternal destiny.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the Principalities and the Powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness on high. EPHESIANS 6:12
Be sober, be watchful! For your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith . . . 1 PETER 5:8–9
Get equipped for the battle. Attend Divine Liturgy. Receive the Medicine of Immortality.