During the Pacific campaign of World War II, the Allied forces had a hard road to battle in order to advance militarily. Due to the Japanese country make up and their expanded take over, they controlled many locations that would make bombing the mainland a difficult task. The Allies would have to fight hard and tough terrain to make it to places like Iwo Jima and other small islands in order to deal any significant blow to the Japanese. The Japanese knew that for each island of size where the Allies could launch bombers from would put their homeland in greater jeopardy.

A not dissimilar warning is also presented to believers by Paul in giving the devil landing strips to attack us at our heart. Pastor John Samuel Barnett explains the warning further today.

https://youtu.be/6QUHgn6qTAM
(From 2016FEB21 – SWS-13 – God’s Armor, Satan’s Attacks & Our Choices)