The Christian Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Ecclesiastes 12:14: For God shall bring every work into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Zechariah 3:2: And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
The Bible shows that there are fierce battles fought in the Spirit realm daily by the forces of darkness that we cannot see with our naked eye. This is a fact that remains a mystery for many growing Christians, although for the spiritually mature this may appear elementary. The truth is that because man is a spirit being living in a physical body, he often finds it hard to contend with forces that are not visible to the naked eye. However, these forces do exist, and the sooner a Christian acknowledges this, the better it is for him or her.
If a person understands what their enemy is made of , then fighting this enemy becomes easier. However, Christians must get the fact in their heart that the enemy is not made of flesh and blood. When this mere fact is revealed to the heart of a person, their battles will become lighter. Otherwise there will be no peace in the heart and mind of the Christian and a constant struggle going on in the mind.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh (2 Corinthians 10:3)
My favorite scripture of all time is:
For we wrestle not against FLESH and BLOOD, but against PRINCIPALITIES, against POWERS, against the RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, against SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES. (emphasis added, Ephesians 6:12)
When we look at this scripture we can clearly see that human beings are not the ones that should be the object of our battle. Our true enemies are the unseen entities that seek to take us to hell with them. Many Christians are too busy praying against human beings. If a human being dies with repenting and giving Jesus Christ their heart and life they will go to hell for an eternity. Is this truly what we want when we pray? Is not the goal of Christianity to win lost souls and get to heaven to be with Jesus? We must pray against the evil spirits and not against people. When we pray against people we are actually bringing a demonic attack against these people and thereby creating a demonic warfare. Can you see that this is doing the work of the Devil? A lot of Christians pray in ignorance out of rebellion and some pray this way because they have not been taught the proper way to pray.
Your victory in Christ is when you know your actual battles. We must know the enemy or He (the Devil) will get an advantage over us!
The Bible says that … “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (2Corinthians 10:4).