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Spiritual Warfare

We battle the Devil. The Devil, also called Satan, was an elite angel who rebelled against God, seeking to steal His glory and usurp His authority. He became the commander-in-chief of a war against God so God cast him out of heaven with a minority of angels now known as demons. Satan and his demons operate by deceiving us, seducing us, blinding us, accusing us, and seeking to influence us in such a way as to defeat us and thereby rob God of His glory (Ephesians 6:12).

To be victorious we need four ingredients.

  1. Know the truth by knowing the Bible
  2. Realize the victory is already won (Colossians 1:13; Ephesians 2:6)
  3. Rely on provided resources: the Son of God, the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people of God
  4. Submit to God and resist the Devil (James 4:7)

 

Articles on this Topic

Touched by an Angel?

Many Christians have stories of angelic encounters or at least, of possible encounters. Without a direct revelation from God it's impossible to know for sure, but circumstances might suggest the possibility that we have indeed experienced a special visitation. I have two such experiences. Again, I don't know for sure. But maybe. Just maybe.

Help Me Understand: Spiritual Warfare—The Flesh

“To be perfectly honest I'm just about ready to give up trying to be a good person. It seems like every time I try to do the right thing something happens and I crash and make things even worse. And following each failed attempt I become more and more despondent. That feels awful! Romans 7:14 might as well be my life verse—“The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin.” I'm a slave to sinning and I can't see a way to stop. So what's the point in trying?”

Help Me Understand: Spiritual Warfare—The World

“There's a story in the Bible I can't wrap my head around. It's when Jesus talks to the rich man who has kept the law all his life and tells him to sell everything he has and give it to the poor. Why would that do anyone any good? If I gave all my money to the poor then I would have nothing. Then I would be the charity case. How would that be helping the kingdom?”

Help Me Understand: Spiritual Warfare—The Devil

We battle the Devil. The Devil, also called Satan, was an elite angel who rebelled against God, seeking to steal His glory and usurp His authority. He became the commander-in-chief of a war against God so God cast him out of heaven with a minority of angels now known as demons. Satan and his demons operate by deceiving us, seducing us, blinding us, accusing us, and seeking to influence us in such a way as to defeat us and thereby rob God of His glory (Ephesians 6:12).

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