You have probably heard of the scripture below but because of how it is often taught and fear is instilled in your mind. That's because too much teaching magnifies the devil. The truth is that it's much easier if you understand what you are really fighting. Now unless I mislead you be it understood there is a real fight and you are going to wrestle but hopefully you won't be fighting fearfully after you read this. Jesus defeated the devil and gave you authority over him and over his words and accusations. Your tongue and the words of your mouth that agree with God's written word or any word the Spirit of God gives you has the power to resist devils and give you victory.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The battle is in the mind and the battle is spiritual but you can take the spooky out of it if you understand that words are spirit. You fight against forces that resist God. What are those forces well they are devils! Now don't let that shake you because they are words in thought form. You are superior to them because the power they get -- they get from you.
They are not creators but you are! If you agree with with the negative backward thoughts you give them power and if the thoughts are extremely fearful and you don't resist them they will gang up on you producing negative results in your life. You have a steady stream of negative thoughts everyday on TV and in newspapers and especially TV medicine commercials. You know the ones that suggest some symptom so just maybe you might have Cancer or some other dreaded disease.
Since the fall of Adam & Eve the natural mind finds it easier to believe the opposite of the Truth of God's Word. So the wrestling comes in by forcing your mind and mouth to think and speak in agreement with God.
God's words do not agree with any of the above mentioned thoughts. If you refuse to listen and meditate on the above negative thoughts and instead meditate on God's word that is the opposite type of thought and refuse to speak anything negative you deprive the negative thoughts of power over you. Your thoughts and words that agree with God are your weapons of warfare. Think God's thoughts and speak words that agree with His written word or words he has spoken to your heart and resist the negative thoughts and the victory is yours.
Now the negative thoughts are in great abundance in the atmosphere because that is what man has listened to and spoken the most since Adam and Eve's fall. They will come to you so you must make a deliberate choice to THINK and AGREE and SPEAK words that agree with God.
Treasure in the Heavens--Deposits in the Hearts of Men-Will surely Pass the Test of Time--and Pay Big Dividends