Did you know you are a target with a bullseye on your back? That’s right. If you’re a believer, then the devil has marked you as one of his many enemies, and he has made it his goal to wipe you out. In fact, it’s his determination and plan to take you out, and everyone else who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord of their life. That’s why the Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:11, New Living Translation, to make sure we’re always under and surrounded by divine protection. It says we are to “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” What does it mean by “strategies”? It means all the tricks, traps, plots, schemes, and deception the devil will throw at us to cause us to doubt and turn our backs on God. In The Passion Translation, that verse says: “Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser!” As Christians, we live with the constant threat of attacks by the devil. He plots and plans to destroy our health, our families, even our jobs and finances. He’ll even attack our dog or cat, just to show how much he hates us and the power he has. But the Word of God declares that the devil’s power is no match for the power that lives inside us, as believers. First John 4:4 reminds us that “the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world” (New Living Translation). When you understand that the devil rules in the earth then it’s easy to see that, according to that verse, you have much greater power and authority than he will ever have. Through His Son, Jesus, God has provided us with everything we will ever need to protect ourselves and overcome the enemy. When we’re fully armed—suited up and wearing God’s protective armor—there is no weapon the devil can use that is strong enough to defeat us. We never have to worry, fret, or become fearful about anything because God’s armor positions us to be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. No matter how threatening the challenges may appear, if you’re wearing God’s armor, then you’re prepared and ready for any situation. Protect yourself today by putting on the full armor of God and give the devil no room to visit, or live with you.