Understanding Spiritual Warfare
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.
We begin the year recognizing that we first have to understand we are in a spiritual war. The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing us he does not exist. It is hard to believe something that you cannot see. However, because you cannot see it, does not mean it is not real. There are those who don’t want to entertain the idea of being at war with the devil. They attribute the activity to casting out demons, writhing on the floor, etc. Though that can happen, the everyday battles that we fight are just as real.
Keith Green, a Christian song writer, wrote, “I [Satan] used to have to sneak around. But now they just open their doors. No one’s looking for my tricks because no one believes in me anymore.” Whatever way you have been dealing with the enemy, you have to take it to the next level.
At the next level we know better and we do better.
At the next level we can live victoriously.
At the next level we will war on the behalf of others.