We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts. (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century Congregationalist clergyman)

John Milton, another English writer agrees: “Millions of spiritual creatures walk the Earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we wake.” Neither writer mentions that the unseen spiritual world is not all “sympathetic lookers-on.” The Bible warns us “against … the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). We must be aware and prepare.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:11)