What is Spiritual Warfare?

By Gaylyn Williams, , , , , Comments are off

In order to do warfare, we must first be prepared. The initial way to prepare is to know what we are up against. In John 10:10 (NLT) Jesus said, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

Spiritual warfare is simply our battles against Satan and his army of demons. His job is to steal, kill and destroy us, our families and our ministries. Our job is to stand against him, accepting the rich, satisfying life Jesus gave us. We’ll look at this verse throughout the book.

Jesus already won the war against the enemy when He died on the cross and was raised to life. And, He gave us the guidebook with winning spiritual strategies—the Bible.

Spiritual warfare isn’t just casting out demons; it is also Spirit-controlled thinking and attitudes. I believe one way the enemy deceives us is by getting us focused on demons rather than focusing on the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to control our thinking (Romans 8:6).

Knowing how to effectively do spiritual warfare is critical for our lives and our families, especially the more we are involved in any type of ministry. I believe we should all be involved in ministry in some way.

Excerpted from Battlefield Strategies for Every Believer: A Biblical Guide to Spiritual Warfare


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