Spiritual Warfare: 'Living in Sin Means I’m Obeying Satan'

God's Power for Our Battles — Friday, January 21, 2022

You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil — the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.
— Ephesians 2:2a NLT

Today's Prayer

Lord, I know that many demonic powers and authorities are in the unseen realm and that Satan is their commander. I know he and his forces are at work in the hearts of men, urging disobedience and rebellion from Your authority. I know that he is powerful and that his path is evil, leading to eternal destruction. Help me to realize that following Satan means I’m living in a state of sinfulness, Lord, and please help me to follow Jesus every day instead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Illustration of Ephesians 2:2a NLT — You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil — the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.