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Preparing For Spiritual Battles

Today we are in a battle unlike any other battle.

This is a battle where only the strongest will survive.

We must prepare ourselves with the most durable armor, the most powerful weapons, and with the most indestructible shields that the enemy can only dream of!

We are in a war with the most vicious, power-hungry enemy that has ever existed. We do not know when he will attack, where he will attack, or what weapons of mass destruction he has hiding within his reach. We do not know how many warriors he will bring with him or what his plan of attack might be, so we. must. be. ready.

Sound a little “doom and gloom”? Perhaps. But these ARE the last days and the enemy IS fighting with everything he’s got to destroy us.

Ours is a spiritual battle. The enemy? The same enemy that attempted to destroy Adam and Eve. The same enemy that attempted to destroy Moses. The same enemy that attempted to destroy Mary Magdelene and Joseph Smith and a myriad of other souls who, like you, had an important role to play on this earth.

Satan. The enemy of all things.

Luckily, we have a loving Father in Heaven who gave us, and continues to give us, all the tools we need to fight this enemy.

A sword of truth. A breastplate of righteousness. A shield of faith. And so many other pieces of “spiritual armor” (Ephesians 6) that will protect us from the fiery darts of the adversary.

President N. Eldon Tanner once said:

“Examine your armor. Is there an unguarded or unprotected place? Determine now to add whatever part is missing. … Through the great principle of repentance you can turn your life about and begin now clothing yourself with the armor of God through study, prayer, and a determination to serve God and keep his commandments.”
President N. Eldon Tanner, “‘Put on the Whole Armor of God,’” Ensign, May 1979.

We found some other ways to prepare yourself for the spiritual battle that might lie ahead. Click on the following images to watch or listen to the following episodes on your Our Turtle House App today!

Just like the Nephites of the Book of Mormon, we, too, must prepare ourselves for war against our enemy. However, ours is a spiritual battle and we must be prepared with our armor and our weapons to fight against the evil enemy of our day. (Preparing for Spiritual War!, Meg Johnson, Armor Up: Daily Devotional)
With light illuminating our way through rocky shores, you can have confidence the Atonement is working in your life and you’ll be able to recognize the ‘sirens’ trying to lead you into danger. Hank Smith delivers a powerful full-length talk. (Sirens & Spiritual Lighthouses, Hank Smith, Turtle Talks)
Do you or someone you know struggle with a pornography addiction? Hank Smith has a very frank discussion about his “prescription” for taking down the disease of a porn addiction. This content may not be appropriate for all ages. Listener discretion is advised. (How to Face Pornography, Hank Smith, Hank’s Helps)

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