But by Prayer and Fasting
These are trying times. Make no mistake about it; we need God’s help and His direct intervention— now.
For times such as these, the Apostle Paul instructs us to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:10–12).
That is exactly what we are fighting. A higher power—Satan the devil—is our real antagonist. It is time we all recognize that.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (v. 13). We need that armor of God.
We need spiritual help in resisting ourselves, in overcoming the world (which strikes us from many different directions)
and in resisting and overcoming Satan the devil, who is also striking at us in remarkable and unusual ways he has never used against us before.