Spiritual warfare is anything that the enemy uses to try and pull mankind’s heart and mind away from God. Our enemy has blinded so many Jesus followers to the realization that we’re living in the midst of a violent spiritual war in an attempt to keep us unaware of the victory Jesus’ blood has already won for us ….
The spiritual realm can be hard to grasp because we cannot see it with our earthly eyes. However, the Bible makes it very clear that there is a heavenly realm, also known as a spiritual realm ….
While we are living on earth, we are unable to see this other realm, but we know it is as real as you and me. What better way to ensure that Jesus followers won’t fight back than to blind them into believing the war doesn’t exist ….
Temptation is the most lethal form of spiritual warfare. Temptation is anything that lures our hearts away from God and His truth. Our enemy has studied each of us since conception in our mother’s womb, and we are no match for our enemy alone. Because of Jesus, we are more than conquerors to whatever he assaults us with ….
We have an enemy that not only knows our weaknesses, he enthusiastically exploits them. Our enemy’s primary focus is drawing as many hearts from God’s love as possible. The book of Revelation makes it clear that our enemy’s future is set, but mankind still has time to choose theirs ….
Our spiritual enemy does not sleep. He uses his knowledge, deceit, and manipulation to wreak havoc on women every single day. No matter what the enemy assaults you with, if you have put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, victory over the enemy is not just a nice thought; it is possible ….
I have been doing an intense study over this, so I think over the next few days we are going to learn how to detect spiritual warfare and fight back God’s way. Are you game?
It is written that, “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Deciphering spiritual warfare in a fallen world can be tricky, but we are not blind, and knowledge is power. Regardless of the situation, temptation, or difficulty you experience, God always wants us to come to Him and His Word for clarity and guidance ….
Our enemy does not want us in communication with our Father; he knows firsthand the strength we gain when we seek His guidance and direction. When trying to decipher everyday life versus a spiritual attack, start by asking yourself if the situation you are facing draws you to God or away from Him ….
If it is drawing you away from God, chances are pretty good that you are experiencing an incoming attack from the enemy. Demonic oppression is very real. Spiritual warfare is anything that the enemy uses against women and men to pull their hearts and minds away from God ….
We have a powerful enemy, but he is not all-powerful, omniscient, nor omnipresent like our God is. Do not give our enemy credit for power he does not possess. Our enemy is not responsible for every bad situation or heartache we face. Yes, he does play a big role, but we live in a world with sin, our own selfish decisions, and complacency; and our own sin nature and fickle emotions contributes alot to the vast difficulties we face in our life ….
The enemy cannot hear our thoughts, only God can! But the enemy has studied you long enough that he has memorized your body language and can make educated guesses based off your past. Imagine as you sit reading this, there is an invisible soldier hurling arrows of insult and lies at your brain right now. This invisible soldier would be able to tell when one of those lies made contact and went into your thought cycle, based on your eye movement, your facial expressions, the words you said, and so much more ….
This is exactly what our enemy does to each of us. Day after day, the enemy is hurling lie after lie at our hearts and minds in hopes of poisoning our thought cycle and leading our hearts farther and farther away from God’s love and truth ….
Because of Jesus, we can stop the lies from penetrating our hearts and minds; we can experience victory against our enemy. Declare war on the temptations in your life today!
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:57)