X-the pirate symbol:
The Jolly Roger is any of various flags flown to identify a ship’s crew as pirates. The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, a flag consisting of a human skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates’ victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement—and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated (since captured pirates were usually hanged, they did not have much to gain by asking quarter if defeated. Various military units have used the skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates
So how does Satan attack us? He tries to scare us into giving up without a fight like pirates. Does it work? For many Christians it seems that it does. They gage what is happening in the natural realm, and few look to God and to his promises and learn to stand and endure and be patient until the victory comes when things are not going well for them. Increasingly many nations and people groups in the world seem to be acting like pirates: no sense of fairness in how they behave.
“What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too.”
How do you fight pirates? With the Word of God and the Name of Jesus! Are you learning how to fight supernaturally in these tough times, or are you weighing your chances using man’s wisdom? Look to God!