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5 Things You Must Do To Prepare Against Spiritual Warfare


We must all acknowledge as Christians that we are in a spiritual battle. Although we may not physically see the enemy, it is a very real battle that we face on a daily basis. All Christians will face spiritual warfare throughout their lives. The concept of spiritual warfare is depicted in Ephesians 6:12, “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”. It is fighting against spiritual powers, darkness, demons, and the devil himself.

But how did this take place? 

Since the fall of mankind, and sin entering the world, this spiritual battle against good (God) versus evil (the devil) truly took place. In the garden of Eden, Eve was tempted by the serpent (satan) to disobey God and eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Thus, the introduction of sin, rebelling against God and His Word, and battling against spiritual entities such as demons and the devil created this spiritual warfare that has taken place since the start of creation itself.

It may be a scary concept to believe in and fight against, but we know that God is for us, and with us, and we must have no fear, as the spirit of fear is not from God. As such, I have put together a list of things that you must do in order to battle against spiritual warfare.

1. Acknowledge that Jesus is Lord

As born-again Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. He died for our sins on the cross, and through Him we can receive eternal life in Heaven. Jesus has come and conquered, and now has authority through power given to Him in Heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18). Jesus casted out demons, healed the sick, restored sight in the blind, and performed many other wonderful miracles during His time on earth. With our faith in Jesus, His name is above all names (Philippians 2:9-11), and can be used to cast out demons, and pray for protection. How do we know this for certain? When Jesus restored the sight of the blind man (Mark 8:22-38), it was through his faith in Jesus that helped make him see. If we do not have complete faith in Jesus and all that He has done and continues to do for us, then how can we fight this spiritual battle? Have faith and believe in the power in the name of Jesus Christ. His blood cleansed us of all of our sins (Matthew 26:28), and is a powerful weapon against fighting sin in the flesh, and evil in the spirit.

2. Fear No Evil

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” This verse in Romans 8:31 depicts God’s unconditional love and protection for His children. If God is for us, then who can be against us? As long as we have faith in God, He will help us get through it all.

God is love, He is not fear. Fear comes from the devil. Our faith must be strong and shine through the darkness. We must not be afraid. If we are afraid of something that we can easily be protected from, then how can we truly believe in God’s ability to be there for us? Remember when I mentioned earlier about the parable of the blind man? Although he did not see, he had faith, and through his faith, he was healed, and his sight was restored. We must walk by faith, and not by sight. This battle is of the spirit, which means that it cannot be seen, but rather, it tests our faith.

Even when we do see, we must believe. In Matthew 14:22-31, Peter and the other disciples were on a ship, tossed about in the sea. They saw something from afar, and it was Jesus coming to save them. “But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (Matthew 14:27). Peter called out to Jesus and said, “Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water” (Matthew 14:28). So Jesus allowed Peter to walk on the water towards Him, but when Peter felt the strong winds, he was afraid, and he began to sink calling out Jesus for help. Jesus came over to him, stretched forth his hand to rescue Peter and said, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). Peter asked Jesus for help, and began walking on water towards Him, but his fear overcame his faith, and that’s why Jesus said to Peter where did you doubt?

 3. Study and Use the Word

The Word of God is our most powerful tool to combat the spiritual warfare. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

Demons tremble at the name of Jesus and when we study and speak the Word of God. “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).

Study up and be on guard! “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

4. Stay In Constant Prayer

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Prayer/praying is absolutely important because it strengthens our relationship and our faith in God, allows us to cast all of our worries and stresses to Him to help us, and allows us to be guided to do His Will and not our own. Aside from The Bible, praying is our direct communication with God. It is of paramount importance, especially when dealing with spiritual battles, to pray to God and allow Him to do the rest. “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Another reason why staying in prayer is so beneficial is that our focus is on things above, and not of things in the world. It helps us to be drawn closer to God, and further away from the world/the devil. “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2). When our mindset is filled with Godly aspects, rather than worldly aspects, then our mindset when battling against the darkness will be filled with the light of Christ.

5. Put On The Whole Armor of God

Lastly, put on the armor of God. Allow God to protect you and guide you through conquering these battles. Ask Him for help and He shall answer your prayers. You cannot do this alone. You need the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit of God to defeat all evil. Evdry single part of this armor reflects upon the perfect and holy righteousness of God and His ability to defeat the rulers of the darkness of this world. As long as yoj follow each and every one of these steps, and strengthen your faith in The Lord, you will succeed!

Ephesians 6:10-18 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”.

In summary, have faith in Jesus, become saved and born-again, put all of your trust and faith in Him, have no fear, study The Word, stay constant in prayer and put on the armor of God. I hope that this encourages you all. Soldier on, warriors of Christ!

God Bless

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