Our Modern Warfare (Part 1)

Devotional
What Is Spiritual Warfare?

Spiritual warfare is anything that the enemy uses to try and pull mankind’s heart and mind away from God. Our enemy has blinded so many Jesus followers to the realization that we’re living in the midst of a violent spiritual war in an attempt to keep us unaware of the victory Jesus’ blood has already won for us.

The spiritual realm can be hard to grasp because we cannot see it with our earthly eyes. The Bible makes it very clear that there is a heavenly realm, also known as a spiritual realm. While we are living on earth, we are unable to see this other realm, but we know it is as real as you and me. What better way to ensure that Jesus followers won’t fight back than to blind them into believing the war doesn’t exist.

Temptation is the most lethal form of spiritual warfare. Temptation is anything that lures our hearts away from God and His truth. Our enemy has studied each of us since conception in our mother’s womb, and we are no match for our enemy alone. Because of Jesus, we are more than conquerors to whatever he assaults us with. We have an enemy that not only knows our weaknesses, he enthusiastically exploits them. Our enemy’s primary focus is drawing as many hearts from God’s love as possible. The book of Revelation makes it clear that our enemy’s future is set, but mankind still has time to choose theirs.

Our spiritual enemy does not sleep. He uses his knowledge, deceit, and manipulation to wreak havoc on women every single day. No matter what the enemy assaults you with, if you have put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, victory over the enemy is not just a nice thought; it is possible. Over the next few days we are going to learn how to detect spiritual warfare and fight back God’s way.