There is a great spiritual battle raging and God reminds us saying, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, NIV)
Don’t think for a moment that you and I have what it takes to defeat Satan, our mighty foe, without some major help from above. Even heaven had a great battle with him. In Revelation 12:7-9 we read: “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
So keep in mind as the battle rages that the hope of casting Satan out of our lives will come from us living lives that are self-controlled and alert, just as Peter says. And that can only happen if Christ is raised as the battle standard for our lives.