Growing up, I watched my share of TV, and few shows were as exciting to me as Star Trek. Now on Star Trek, when the ship got in danger, Captain Kirk would give the command, “Red alert! Red alert!” Once the red alert was sounded, all the crew members would spring into action with maximum awareness and maximum precaution. You know, the Bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:8 that we are to "be on the alert.” We are to be alert against the devil, who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. We don't need to fear the devil, we simply need to be aware of his schemes and stand firm against Him in the power of the Holy Spirit. Make no mistake, the devil is no match for King Jesus. So be alert ... and lift high the shield of faith, because with the shield of faith, we can extinguish all the fiery darts of the evil one. Victory is ours in Jesus Christ, and that's real hope.