Spiritual Warfare

by | Nov 8, 2022 | Armor of God, Courage

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 ESV)

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11 ESV)

According to Wikipedia, “Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of evil forces. It is based on the Biblical belief in evil spirits, or demons, that are said to intervene in human affairs in various ways.”

Did you know that everything bad that happens is caused by demons? God doesn’t send bad things. But He will let them happen so we learn how to stand against the devil and his demons.

Every struggle we go through helps to make us stronger. And when we are stronger, we are more able to stand against the devil and all his tricks. 

When you go through bad times, do you learn from them? Or do you keep doing it over and over? We were designed to learn from our mistakes. It’s up to us if we actually do. 

I come from a hard headed and stubborn bunch on my dad’s side. They would rarely admit to being wrong. I, thank God, take more after mom’s side of the family.  But God softened me and equipped me with the knowledge of knowing an attack and how to fight it. 

Don’t get me wrong. I still get beat up from time to time by the devil. But I am learning his strategies and how to fight them. For me, laughter is the best weapon after prayer. If I can see past my situation, and laugh at it, it stops pretty quickly. The devil doesn’t like laughter. The more you laugh, the madder he gets but he will admit defeat and leave. 

I like to see the devil turn tail and run. That means I won that battle. It may have taken a lot of prayer but I won! So no matter what is going on, always wear your full armor and come out swinging.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2PrayerMinistries
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Spiritual Warfare