Have you recently been involved in a fight that has psychological as well as bodily effects? Have you been struggling to find the appropriate words to tell the devil to leave you alone? Jesus has already triumphed over the spiritual battles that are terrible, and real, and demands on our behalf. Put on God’s armor so you can endure the devil’s schemes. It’s not human beings we’re up against; rather, it’s spiritual powers of evil from the heavens and cosmic forces that dominate the present darkness. (Ephesians 6:12)
Believers in Christ often participate in a war of the spirit. Wars are fought on many different fronts, for many different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The rules of spiritual battle are similar. Our spiritual difficulties and battles are genuine, even though the enemy is invisible to the naked eye. All around us, angelic and demonic forces are at work. Spiritual warfare is a fight against evil on all fronts. Jesus taught his followers to pray for God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. He informed us that nothing, not even hell itself, could prevent us from accomplishing God’s will for our lives.
The enemy is not anything alive; rather, it is something in the heavens, and we must recognize this. As we learn more about spiritual warfare, we’ll get insight into the enemy’s tactics in the physical world. If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you will face intense inner struggles. The devil will do everything in his power to prevent you from giving your whole heart to Jesus. He would exploit circumstances, individuals, and even his followers’ skepticism to bring them back to his ways. Battles are fought on Earth between good and bad spiritual forces that reside in the unseen realm yet are felt by humans.
Some people may scoff at the concept of a spiritual battle, yet the Bible makes it clear that Christians have a genuine enemy. Anyone who desires to become closer to God via prayer through the finished work of the Son, Jesus, is a prime target for demonic assaults. The Bible tells us that there is a hostile power in the world that wants to see Christians vanquished at any cost. The whole concept of spiritual war is scoffed at by some in today’s so-called “scientific” society, where nothing beyond the senses of sight, sound, taste, and smell is taken seriously. But the Bible makes it quite plain that Satan is our enemy and that he “prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).
Satan is up to something heinous. You may learn a lot about the Devil and his minions by looking at the names they are given in the Bible. Different people refer to the Devil in different ways; some call him the wicked one, some call him the adversary, and still others call him the father of lies. They are called fallen angels, but you may also hear them referred to as wicked spirits, demons, or unclean spirits. Some of the things they’ve done together include:
To put it simply (Matthew 4:1), Temptation (John 8:44) A charge of accusation (Zechariah 3:1) (Zechariah 3:1), Deplorable (2 Peter 2:10-12)(2 Peter 2:10–12), Deceitful (1 Timothy 4:4) (1 Timothy 4:6).
What the devil and his followers can do, however, is limited by God. After Jesus was crucified, evil spirits were put on trial by God. After Jesus was crucified, evil spirits were put on trial. The Bible states that once Jesus “disarmed the rulers and authorities,” he publicly displayed them as a sign of His victory over them (Colossians 2:15; also see John 16:11; 19:30; Hebrews 2:14). Someone once said that after Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, Satan is helpless, like a bee without a stinger. When Jesus reached for the bee, he “got stung.” The bee is now annoyingly buzzing about, but he can’t harm you since he doesn’t have a stinger (see Romans 6:23).
Only God can let the Devil and his minions off their short leashes (see Job 1:9–12; Luke 22:31). God allows human activities in His full awareness, yet He is always acting beyond them (Genesis 50:20–21; Romans 8:28–29; the greatest example is the death of Jesus and its ramifications).
Dear Lord, I appreciate you providing me with the means to conquer my old self and escape the grips of my adversary. It is because of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made that my life is worth living. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has brought me much joy and relief. What a relief it is to start life again as a renewed and enlightened man and a God-given child! God, I marvel at your patience and kindness toward your offspring. We appreciate the example you set for us when Jesus came to earth and instructed us to follow in his footsteps. Lord, help us to be examples of Christ’s teachings to the world in Jesus’ name.
Father, please aid us in breaking the familial curses and demonic fortresses that have been placed over us. Thank you for entrusting me with the knowledge and strength of spirit to take on other people’s burdens. The ability to subdue demonic powers has been bestowed on me. Please grant me the strength to employ the power you have bestowed on your children to cast out demons and confidently send them back to the depths of hell. God, help me to have an impact on the world just as the Apostle Paul did by living my life in line with the Bible in every way. I beg God to give me the words and the heart to share the good news of Jesus Christ, the saving power of his blood, and eternal life. Please accept my gratitude for always being by my side while I go about my daily routine and for banishing any evil spirits who may try to disrupt your good intentions for me. God, I love you so much that I’m going to try as hard as I possibly can to accomplish whatever you want me to do in Jesus’ name. Amen!
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