THIS IS AN EVIL DAY, AND WE TURN IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS. For here in the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul said, ‘Put on the whole armour of God.’ (Eph. 6:ll) ‘That ye may be able to stand against the devil.’
Now, of course, ‘the Apostle Paul did not know that there really was not a devil. This is just some ‘bad ideas’ that people get. Some of their ideas are good, but some of them are also bad. But of course there is no devil.’ And the Apostle Paul did not know that! In fact, that is what some of our ministers are trying to tell us in this Presbyterian convention. Because I know some Presbyterian ministers, who do not believe that there is any devil whatsoever.
So the Apostle Paul may be a little off his rocker here, but he said, ‘Put on the whole armour of God so that you may be able to stand against the devil.’
Then over in the book of Romans, it tells us in the thirteenth chapter of the book of Romans, in the 12th verse, it tells us to put on the armour of light. The divine armour of God is laced with his majesty in light and this provides an armour of protection for the household of the Most High God. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers.’ The correct interpretation is, ‘we wrestle not alone against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers.’ Against the rulers of darkness in this world.
Now principalities and powers are areas of administration set up by the devil. Whole areas of the earth are set up for the ruling princes of darkness. Demons. More over, Lucifer, now the ruler of darkness, was once prince of this world, until he as cast down by the kingdom of God. And it also says, ‘against spiritual wickedness in high places.’