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5 Ways You Can Wage Spiritual Warfare Today

February 10th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous, Spiritual Warfare

In my last post, I featured an example of powerful spiritual warfare that is being waged by one Christian professor. I contrasted it with powerless forms of spiritual warfare that are being promoted by the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation movement.

But the truth is that each Christian is engaged in continual spiritual battle– against evil cultural influence, against sin, and against Satan. The question is, are you winning the battle?

In this post, I suggest five ways you can wage victorious spiritual battle today. These are not the only ways. You may think of others. But the one thing my suggestions share in common is the biblical teaching that you wage effective spiritual warfare when you rely on the spiritual weapons God has given you: the Word of God (the Bible), the gospel, truth, faith, righteousness, salvation, and prayer (Ephesians 6:10-20).

Number 5Five Ways to Wage Spiritual Warfare Today

  • Read an entire book of the Bible–even if it is just a short book, such as 1 John. Then share one truth you learned with someone else. By reading large blocks of Scripture in a single setting, you help make sure you are reading verses in context and, thus, have an accurate understanding. The truths in the Bible–accurately understood–are powerful spiritual weapons because God’s Word is “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17).
    Share the gospel with someone–anyone–who doesn’t profess faith in Jesus Christ. God works powerfully through the presentation of the gospel (Romans 1:16). If you are home bound and don’t have someone to share with, then share with your friends on Facebook.
    Pray for a Christian in ministry. Ask that he or she will be given boldness to proclaim the gospel. Even the apostle Paul–one of the greatest missionaries ever–asked for prayer for boldness (Ephesians 6:18-20). Prayer is arguably your most powerful spiritual resource because it is an expression of trust in God to win the battle for you. And He always wins!
    Do something kind for someone. This reflects God’s love and may give you opportunities to share the gospel at a later time.
    Say no to worldly entertainment. Don’t watch television shows or listen to music that influences your mind with values that conflict with the Bible.

Expect Opposition

Expect spiritual opposition if you take up these challenges–especially if you share the gospel with someone. Sharing the gospel is a frontal assault on Satan’s kingdom. He will oppose you. But you don’t need to worry about opposition if you are relying on God’s power.

If you do take up these challenges, please share your experience with me. I’d love to hear about it (use “Leave a Reply” below or contact me privately). I’m also interested in hearing your own practical ideas for effective spiritual warfare.

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  1. Woodhenot Says:

    I love sharing the Gospel with people, so I take the bus instead of my wife driving me(I’m legally blind) to the city so I can meet people on the bus so I can share the Gospel. I start off with asking them questions. God has shown me so much stuff when sharing the Gospel or encourging others that their is Hope through God, I have seen some people life change and they call me and say, they miraculously found a job, etc….that’s when I remind them who God really is and then it gets to a point where you show them that Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life….I pray everyday not to be deceived. I pray to understand Truth and to apply it…..it’s truly amazing watching God’s work….I stay away from false teachings, doctrines, denominational ways, etc…..I believe everyday we should ask God what we can do for Him, to glorify Him…..many people talk about politics, the world, how bad it is, etc…..but I share with them the good things, what amazing God we have……how God can bless you walking in His path and so on……anyway, I believe if you want to win the spiritual warfare, pray more what God wants you to do, go out and search it…I learn tremendously outside trusting the Holy Spirit in my walk for Christ. A lot of leaders do not like me because I listen to God and not them and I’m winning the battle by following Jesus, not man.
    In Christ always, Woody

  2. Nick Says:

    5 Ways You Can Wage Spiritual Warfare Today

    When I read the title, I panicked as it occurred to me that I have been so wrapped up in NAR spiritual warfare teaching that I don’t remember how to do it biblically. 

    I confessed at a Romans 6-7 Bible study tonight that I’m ashamed that I helped to start a cult, a NAR church, and that I regret dissolving my youth group I pastored at my previous church to consolidate it into a friend’s ministry that later became a NAR church. A kid I discipled is now an usher at the NAR church. They are exhausting him and stunting his witness. I fear God is going to judge me harshly for stumbling this kid into a cult. And my witness is tarnished because after my wife left me for someone else, I willingly walked into adultery with the pastor’s aunt for a few days when her husband filed for divorce. I’m so ashamed and it changed my witness because I was too ashamed to now to challenge heresy.

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