Pehaps the following may help:
While still a neophyte in monastic lif , Moses the Black ( the Ethiopian) was warring against carnal desire. So he went , in a state of turbulence, to confess to Abba Isidoros.
The elder listened to him sympathetically and , when he had given him words of appropriate councel, told him to return to his cell. However, inasmuch as Abba Moses was still hesitant, for fear of the flame of evil desires rekindling during his return, Abba Isidoros took him by the hand and led him to a small roof atop his cell
" Look here" he told him , directing towards the west. Thereupon Moses saw an entire army of wicked spirits with drawn bows, ready for warfare , and was terrified.
"Look towards the east now " the elder told him once mor. Myriads of angels in military formation were standing ready yo confront the enemy.
" All of these" Abba Isidoros told him " are assigned by by go to help th struggler.Do you see how our defenders are many more and ancomparably stronger than our enemies?"
Moses thanked god with his heart for this revelation and, taking courage , returned to his cell to continue his struggle.
Forgive me ... Mo