Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
New International Version, 1984 Edition
Our world, whether we realize it or not, is constantly in a state of spiritual warfare… at least, that’s what the Bible suggests is happening. Every square-inch of reality is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan, the Accuser. And the Bible does not shy away from this fact: it forces us to look at the whole truth rather than just what we can see, feel, and hear.