In part 9 of “Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare 101,” we continue our talk about getting “back to the basics” of Scripture to find deliverance and healing, discussing what spiritual warfare looks like according to Scripture.
Link to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nb2ZS9A24BQ
In accordance with Satan’s plan, people are being taken away from the truth of the Word of God and are purposefully being conditioned towards a carnal (fleshly) mentality; yet these people believe it to be a spiritual mindset. One way the demonic are accomplishing this is to get the Christian focused and occupied with a false spiritual warfare. A false spiritual warfare not only keeps the individual busy doing things that are not Scriptural, but it also causes them to become literally occupied (controlled, possessed) by the demonic.
And as a result of this false spiritual warfare, people are becoming warlike, like the fallen who they are following after, and they become the perfect vessel through which the demonic can work Satan’s plan throughout the earth.
Many times, people who are occupied with false spiritual warfare believe they are “partnering with angels,” but this is not Scriptural, and the beings they consider to be a “angels” (or even “Jesus”) are demonic beings that have disguised themselves as angels of light.
False spiritual warfare feeds a person’s ego, but the true (Biblical) spiritual warfare begins at salvation, and it continues as you humble yourself before God and follow His standards.
Our spiritual weapons are not carnal weapons that different types of occultists often use, such as:
water (including “spiritual water guns or water balloons”)
scissors, swords, knives, needles, or guns
hand grenades or other types of “spiritual explosives”
But according to the Word of God, as Christians our spiritual weapons include:
Submission to the Father
Opposing what is of Satan
Not allowing Satan to have opportunity to gain power or control over you
The gospel of peace
The Word of God
Prayer and petition to God
Persevering in prayer for one another
Furthermore, our spiritual fight is not against people, but against Satan and the demonic.
If you are a Christian, why would you follow the ways of occultists? Why would you fight in the way that the world fights? If you wage warfare in the way Satan and the demonic wages warfare, then you are not following the standards of God.
Our spiritual weapons are not carnal. They are not fleshly. The spiritual weapons that come from the Spirit of God to fight the enemy (the demonic) don’t need upgrades.
Go back to the simplicity of the Word of God and learn how to wage warfare against Satan according to Scripture!
Scriptures for Study
James 4:7-10 (BSB)
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
1 Peter 5:9 (BSB)
Resist him [the adversary], standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
. . . and do not give the devil a foothold.
Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (BSB)
For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh.
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
(for further word study: https://biblehub.com/greek/4559.htm
Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare 101 Series
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