Winning The Spiritual War

Winning The Spiritual War

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4

Every Christian is in the middle of a raging spiritual war. We as believers must recognize that our enemy is very real, but through Christ, we have the power to fight effectively.
  Scripture reveals that Satan and a whole empire of evil spirits oppose God and His Kingdom. However, the enemies are fallen angels who have already been defeated on our behalf by the Lord. While it is important not to underestimate their capabilites, we mustn't be deceived into thinking their power is greater than it is. They are simply no match for God. When Jesus rebuked demonic forces who tormented people, they were forced to obey. And after He had triumphed over them through His resurrection, the Lord Jesus gave us authority over these spirits. 1 John 4:4 says that, through the Holy Spirit we have already overcome the enemy because "greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."

  However, if we fail to take up our position of power in Christ, we will feel overwhelmed and defeated. Though Satan cannot touch our souls, he will try to disable us. His plan is to make us ineffective in our spiritual battle with him. One of his most common weapons is guilt. He knows that when our conscience condemns us, we lose confidence with God and therefore are unable to exercise our spiritual authority over his kingdom. That is the reason why he never ceases to tempt us to sin. And when we give in to temptation, he comes to say to us, "You have sinned against God. You are a weak and unworthy sinner who will never be able to realy serve God. Are you really sure you are saved?" If we believe such accusations, we run the risk of doubting our true identity in Christ, and, as a result, become prey for his demonic host.

Prayer: Lord, I praise You for defeating the principalites and powers. Thank You for giving me power over all the forces of darkness.

Scriptural Reading: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

3     For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

4      For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

5      casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

6     and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.