Just recently, I was asked what is spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is often thought of as an invisible war between between Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) and God. While God is the ultimate victor, Satan will do all in his power to thwart God’s plan for mankind.
If that previous line means little to nothing to you, try this. Long story short: Satan tried to take God’s ultimate place and honor in heaven. God banished him and 1/3 of the his followers out of heaven forever. Satan is angry that God kicked him out of heaven. Satan can not defeat God. Yet, to get back at God, Satan does all he can to distract or discourage mankind (God’s ultimate creation) from accepting God plan’s for their lives (this includes accepting Jesus as personal Savior. )
There is much material on the subject of spiritual warfare. For now I want to include here one of the best definitions I have found since studying the subject in 2002 0r 2003.
Spiritual warfare is the analysis of an active participation in the invisible spiritual war. Spiritual warfare also includes the study of opposing forces of good and evil. the strategies of Satan, and spiritual strategies for overcoming the enemy.
Spiritual warfare is “multidimensional”…
- It is a social battle between the believer and the world — St . John 15:18-27
- It is a personal battle between the flesh and the spirit — Galatians 5:16-26
- It is a supernatural battle betwen believers and the evil spiritual powers — Ephesian 6:10-27 (See Spiritual Spiritual : A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, pg. 10.)
Note: As of today, this link works for retrieving a full 200+ copy of the manual. Go to http://ctaoc.com/courses/SpiritualWarfare.pdf for a copy of the manaul.
Let’s talk about what spiritual warfare means to you.
What are your experiences with spiritual warfare?
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