The battle taking place between God and Satan is being fought in the minds of men.
One thing that grace believers tend to ignore is the spiritual component. (I’ve been guilty of this). We get so hung up on the fact that the work is done (as far as sin is concerned) that we forget that we are now engaged in a spiritual war that has real stakes. We realize that God has completed the scriptures and has “gone silent” but we overlook the fact that the battle has simply changed form.
As Paul points out in 2 Cor 10:1-
Here’s some examples of situations that took place where the mind was the battlefield and, when the mind was won, physical action took place.
1 Sam 18:6-
Note that the most important component of the 10 Commandments involves the mind!
Mat 22:37 [Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27] – cf – Deut 6:5
James 4:4 – Being a friend of the world is being an enemy with God.
Satan is operational today and is doing his best to subvert God’s plan.
2 Tim 2:24-