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What Is Spiritual Warfare?

Posted by Job on March 15, 2007

Want to know what spiritual warfare is? Well turn your attention to these passages from the Bible. 

Luke 9:1 – Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. Luke 10:1 – After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.Luke 10:17, 18 – And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 

Spiritual warfare is fighting against and overcoming demons, or former angels that have been cast out of God’s Kingdom and now follow Satan, with the power and Name of Jesus Christ. It is also doing the same against humans who (whether knowingly or not) work for Satan with the assistance of demons: witches, satanists, devil worshippers, idolators, etc. You might want to tell yourself that you do not believe in that stuff. Well then that makes you at best faithless and at worst a blasphemer, for the existence of Satan, demons, witches, hell, etc. is clearly laid out in the Bible in the Old and the New Testament. You cannot simply claim that certain things in the Bible are true while others are not, and you also cannot delude yourself into thinking that evil beings – and evil people who deal in and are empowered on this earth by them – have simply gone away and do not exist anymore. Your choosing not to believe in them does not matter, for they believe in you, and your recalcitrant intransigence in denying their existence only makes it easier for them to work against you and all that is yours in so many ways destructive.
You then may resort to another tactic; claiming that demons exist but they are few in number and are seldom involved in the matters of men. Friends that is simply taking deism, the belief that God merely created the universe and then abandoned it and exerts no influence or control over His creation, and applying it to Satan. If God, His angels, and His people are active and bringing the positive constructive influence of love into the world, then of course Satan and His agents are hard at work doing the opposite. And just as there are legions of angels, there are many demons. As a matter of fact, the Bible specifically says that one third of the original angels that God created became demons (Revelation 12:4). Do not think that all these evil spirits are just sitting around doing nothing. Why? Because it defies common sense! Just because it eases your mind to think that all of these evil spirits are lying around dormant and inactive for no particular reason does not make it sensible or true. Just think about it. If you had eternity to exist and a whole planet full of people to torment (usually without opposition or consequence) why WOULDN’T you take advantage, especially if you were evil to start out with? And even that is a simplistic explanation that does not even consider THE WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL!

There is a reason why evil spirits are so prominently mentioned in the New Testament. Not only do demons exist, but it is our job to battle and overcome them with the Name and the power of Jesus Christ. In order to do that, you must admit that they exist and then know how they operate. Demons are most effective in dealing with people who willingly deal with them, as in witches for instance. But they are still quite effective – and most common – in dealing with people who unknowingly deal with them! In those instances, the best weapon that demons have is anonymity; to work their evil destructive deeds with people being unaware of their presence. After that they have fear and inertia: people who are aware of their presence but refuse to do anything about it, or refuse to take proactive confrontational action to conquer the demons, drive out their influence, and forbid them from attacking others with the Name of Jesus Christ.

And yes, modern Christians fall for it. We have allowed ourselves to be seduced with the lies of modernism and humanism. We try to give everything a scientific, psychological, medical, or economic explanation. Well if demon influence was behind sickness, insanity, and violent behavior in the time of Jesus Christ, why would it not be today? And if it was possible to solve the problem of sickness, insanity, and violent behavior by casting demons out in the time of Jesus Christ, why would that not work today? Even if the worldly methods of dealing with these issues worked, would it still not be better to do it God’s way? As it is, we know very well that the worldly methods fail all the time. They fail to explain or predict behavior; they fail to cure physical, mental, and emotional diseases all the time. But we Christians are so sold out into humanism so many of us that we refuse to admit the failures; we insist on putting our trust in science, medicine, philosophy, economics, government, etc. even though we KNOW that they fail all the time and will continue to.

And do not be deceived; evil spirits do not just manifest through sickness, insanity, violent behavior, and witches. Even were that the case, there would still be ample justification for every Christian to make fighting them a regular part of their lives; indeed on a daily basis! But it is not the case. Indeed, every single evil, vice, sin, corruptive and destructive behavior, etc. have demons associated with them. Divorce. Suicide. Homosexuality. Adultery. Fornication. Pornography. Murder. Rape. Guilt. Shame. Fear. Compulsion. Obsession. Racism. Misogyny. Misandry. Abortion. Hatred. Poverty. Greed. Negativity. Dependency. Cultism. Gossip. Self – mutilation. Jealousy. Depression. Sound like anything you are familiar with either by experience or observation? And just as there are so many demons, there are so many ways that you can allow demons to enter into your life and start working against you. 
 

Make no mistake. Demons are real. And as Christians, it is our duty to fight with and overcome them in the Name of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this website is to help Christians to recognize the ways that demons operate in the lives of people – including Christians! – so that they can do their jobs as commanded by Jesus Christ, which is to actively effectively fight back. And make no mistake, actively effectively fighting back is not running to the doctor, psychiatrist, or counselor. It is not preachers and pastors who try to give humanistic explanations for what they know are evil spirits so they will not offend people. Do not get me wrong, I am not against medicine or science! Indeed, the very best doctors and counselors are those who are aware of these evil spirits, and incorporate that awareness, their spiritual warfare, into their work! A great example: Dr. Paul Meier! Even if you are forced to seek the help of a secular non – Believing medical provider (avoid non – Believing counselors, psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, etc. at all costs), it is still YOUR JOB for YOU to augment their work with spiritual warfare! And it is also your duty to not just use spiritual warfare to defend yourself. No, you must also use it to help others! Again, realize that there is a war going on, and the battleground is everybody everywhere, and it must be fought in that same matter.
Do not be a non – Believer. Do not be a draft dodger. You have nothing to fear! God is more powerful than Satan, and the spiritual warrior who uses obedience and fights only in the Name of Jesus Christ will never lose or suffer any harm! So read this site and investigate other resources on the topic, such as the works of Frank and Ida Mae Hammond and Derek Prince. Remember: the battle is already won by God through His Son Jesus Christ, but in order to claim your victory you have to get out and fight for it! So start today, and enlist other Christians in the cause!

And yes, the subject of spiritual warfare CAN be used in proselytizing and evangelism. Do not consider what non – Believers think of you, for you are not of the world and will be rejected by it. Your going to Heaven and getting others to is more important than what some unsaved person – and some lukewarm half believing Christian – thinks of you. Trust me, for everyone who rejects you, you will be blessed. For everyone who slams a door in your face another will open. But there are those who are so oppressed with depression, sickness, hopelessness, and despair; those who are trapped by behaviors that they are so ashamed of and desperately fear hurting themselves and others yet they cannot control it; and those who are so sick of seeing so many people around them in such desperate conditions that they will JUMP at the chance to have the victory in their own lives and create a positive impact in the lives of others over such evil and the demons that cause them. Instead of looking at you like you are crazy, they will say “If I give my life to Jesus, that will enable me to stop being a user/abuser like I have been all my life?” Or “You mean that so many of these problems, heartbreaks, and failures in my life are due to the effects generational curses, and unless I give my life to Jesus my kids will experience the same thing?” Or “You mean that I am having problems in this area of my life because of witches trying to destroy me, but if I give my life to Jesus I can fight back and win?” Such people will respond “Where do I sign?” and that will be more souls for Christ.

If your interest is evangelism, realize that spiritual warfare is the undiscovered country. So many people do not give their lives to Christ because no one is giving them a reason why! No one is telling them how it really makes a difference and changes their life! And this is due in no small part to their watching many Christians, who thanks to the demonic influence over their own lives experience many of the same problems as the unsaved. For instance, divorce rates are just as high among Christians as among non – Christians, and the American states with the highest concentration of Christians and churches have the highest rates of crime, poverty, and racism! Clearly a lot of this is due to these Christians not engaging in spiritual warfare in their own lives or the lives of others. But once these people are told of AND demonstrated how a real difference in their lives and in the lives of others can be achieved if they give their lives to Jesus Christ and start engaging in spiritual warfare, that will open up so many doors!

I will give an example, my own personal testimony, of how spiritual warfare made a difference in my life. It is all true, every last word! Read it and let it inspire you to start getting into spiritual warfare yourself and to recruit others into it!MY SPIRITUAL WARFARE TESTIMONY

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