When we are “born again” into the family of God and become Christians, we begin to face enemies that we have never had to face before. Our battles are not necessarily against flesh and blood enemies, but we strive against spiritual forces in high places.
When we become Christians we immediately enter a spiritual combat zone, and are confronted by an unseen army of combatants whose commander in chief is Satan.
We must constantly draw from God our Father, through our Savior Jesus Christ, the reinforcements we need to face and defeat our foes. We must constantly be on the alert and walk circumspectly, always watching lest our enemies take us unawares, and we become led astray and deceived, and fall into Satan's traps and be defeated.
Being constant in praise and prayer, and in fellowship with our Lord, we can be assured of safety and security from all the affronts of the enemy. Christ will plead our cause, and help us. He will confound our enemies, and put them to shame. They will be like chaff before the wind and be blown away. When we stay close to him we will be joyful and rejoice in our salvation.
“Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.” Psalm 35: 1, 2. “Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord Chase them.” Psalm 35: 5. “And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.” Psalm 35: 9.