This world is currently under the rulership of the prince of the power of the air (satan), and he has a type of governing authority consisting of powers, principalities, and wicked spirits in high places Ephesians 6:10.
Satan was a liar and a murderer from the beginning John 8:44. The Bible tells us that he's like a lion seeking for prey to devour 1 Peter 5:8 and so we are to be on guard, sober, and vigilant in order to protect ourselves from him.
The Lord, our God, is able to keep us and protect us from all the wiles of the evil one. So we must depend on all the weapons of spiritual warfare that he has given us: constant communication with His indwelling holy spirit, our God-given intuition, daily reading ofHis word which reveals only ALL truth, long minutes in our prayer closet with God learning His plans and movements to defeat the evil one in battle and of course putting on our armor as laid out in Ephesians 6:13-18.
The spiritual war is heating up all around us and is beginning to manifest itself in our everyday lives. All you have to do is look around you or watch or listen to any newscast. People are not acting rationally and we know the power behind confusion 1 Cor. 14:33 and violence, don't we?
When we leave our prayer closet everyday we must approach the day with the knowledge that there is a hungry lion on our trail everywhere we go and one wrong move could bring about our being his meal for the day. I would much rather have the Lord God within my reach than that VISA card the TV tells you that you shouldn't leave home without.