Satan has a formidable arsenal of weapons which he uses against us, but none so well-used as these mentioned here. At various times all of us have fallen victim to these weapons. See if any of them sound familiar to you:
“Stand firm” is the keyword used in this passage. It’s vital that we understand this word properly because it’s the key to unlocking the whole passage. In the military sense of the word “stand firm” means for holding one’s ground. “steko” is how the word is rendered in Greek and it gives the same meaning, (to stand firm in faith and duty, to be constant, to persevere, to remain steadfast and to continue in a state.)
People ask “If God really exists why do we suffer so much in life?” There are many answers. A possible explanation is that God has a great purpose in man’s sufferings. He use sufferings to bring the sufferer to know his saving power. Luke’s narrative of Jesus healing the 10 Lepers is a classic example. Let’s see.
Early Druids in France worshipped Samhain on 1st of November. They believed evil spirits left to harm people in such nights. People thought leaving food for them will neutralize the danger. Later on the Catholics made it a Christian holiday which they called “All Saints’ day”. So the night before became the “Hallowed Evening”. Later on it was shortened as “Halloween”. Halloween is not for the Children of God! But why? Let me explain you.