Let's go back to these words from 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 10, and have it underlined for us again. See that our weapons are spiritual weapons. We have to put on the whole armour of GOD. GOD provides that armour. It is not something that we have to fabricate. GOD supplies it. When you enter an army, you don't have to bring your own kit bag, your own rifle, your own uniform. They give it to you. When you join the army, the army provides you with all that you need; gun and bayonet, and whatever else is needed. It's given. And it's the same in GOD's army; GOD provides.
Remember how David spoke to Goliath in that famous Chapter, 1st Samuel, Chapter 17, where he faced Goliath? Goliath said, 'I curse you by my gods! Come to me and I'll give your flesh to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the air to eat.' What did David say? 1st Samuel, Chapter 17, verse 45:
That's how we fight! The battle is the LORD's! We need to remember this. GOD provides the armour; He has chosen us to be His soldiers, as the Bible tells us. We are to please Him, Who has chosen us to be soldiers. Soldiers have to wake up very early in the morning. Once the call goes out; the trumpet, or whatever it is, they are out of their bunks. They don't lie there. If they do, they are put into what is called euphemistically 'the glass house'; into prison, military prison. They've got to be up early, and out onto that drill field. They've got to be drilling. And here's another secret of a successful Believer in his walk with GOD: he is early at it. And he is regularly at it. He doesn't do things in fits and starts; but he applies himself. He is diligent.
The word 'wiles' here; the 'wiles of the devil', is a Greek word from which we get the word 'method'; 'methodeias' in Greek. The 'methods' of the devil. How can we summarize the methods of the devil? They are so varied. We will be difficult listing them all. And one great Bible teacher in England spent a year teaching his people about the wiles of the devil, and warning them against this and that and the other. He took a year. We were there; we heard that teaching. How can we find a common denominator? Here it is: questioning the truth of GOD's Word. That's what underlines; that's the common denominator; that's the thread that runs through it all. Questioning the truth of the Word of GOD. The devil is active, not only in the cults, he is also active through people who call themselves theologians, who have never been born-again; and people pay respect to them because they may be great scholars. But if they question the truth of GOD's Word; I question the value of reading their books.