We have lost sight in the Church of what the apostles saw so clearly. This loss has resulted in an advantage given that would not be if 'spiritual warfare' was seen in light of the devil's designs fostered through 'relational' breakdown.
To quote the apostle Paul: "in order that no advantage be taken of us by satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes" (2 Cor. 2:11 N.A.S.B.). It was largely this text that the Lord has used to move this author to reflection and recording what has been his own 'relational' experience.
It was Jonathan Edwards who said to the effect that true Theology ought to be proven in the arena of life's experience. This little book, although initally intended for the equipping of the congregation by means of regular devotional meditations, is written with a view to passing on what Scripture says and experiential exegesis has found to be true concerning the wiles of the devil.
Rev. Darrin Lauder was led of the Lord to a street ministry in Calgary, Alberta after being saved from drugs and alcohol in the early 90's. He first preached there and believed the Lord had called him to enter ministry full-time as a pastor. He did his schooling at Toronto Baptist Bible College and Seminary and interned at the historic Jarvis St. Baptist Church (1998-2001). After a short stint in Thunder Bay, Ontario the Lord moved him to Williams Lake, B.C. where he has been pastor since 2002 at First Baptist Church. He was ordained in March of 2003 according to 'The Abstract of Principles'.