For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
(Ephesians 6:12 AMP)


Is there someone you’re having difficulty dealing with…a family member, a boss, a neighbor, or someone else? Whatever the wrong that’s been done to you, it’s the demonic power behind it that is your real enemy.

The devil is a thief, who has come to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Satan and his demonic army are formidable foes. They look for unsuspecting or weak individuals to inhabit and carry out their sinister strategies against the people of God. Know this, however big the problems you are facing might seem, God is bigger!

When the giant Goliath taunted and threatened the armies of Israel, little David went after him with a slingshot, five small stones—and unstoppable faith! You have greater faith than David did because Jesus lives inside of you. God has given you the power to look past the offense to see the real enemy. Armed with faith, you are a “giant killer” and can overcome all things!


Lord, I pray the next time I am tempted to blame someone, You’ll remind me that the real enemy is not the person, but rather the forces of darkness that operate through him or her. I put my trust in You and bless the person who’s hurt me. I pick up my slingshot of faith and aim it at the real enemy—the devil. Thank you, Lord, for the victory! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, The Law of Confession. To order this powerful, must-read book, click here. Discover how the words you speak produce either good or evil and will determine your destiny and affect everything around you.