What is spiritual warfare?
you can read about spiritual warfare here Spiritual Warfare - Understanding the Real Battle
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One of the scripture references when it comes to spiritual warfare is Ephesians 6:10-18. In that part of the scripture, Apostle Paul discussed the whole armor of God because Christians are in a Spirtual warfare.
Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
In these verses, we can se that the Spirtual warfare is not a physical one, but it is the struggle of Christians against wickedness of this world. Christian’s belief, actions, and philosophy is contradictory to this world, that is why there will be a conflict. To withstand or overcome this conflict, we have to wear the full armor of God.
When Paul talks about spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6, prayer is the seventh piece of armor. It activates all of the rest of the spiritual armor. When we refuse to pray, it’s like having a refrigerator without plugging it in. Prayer is the divinely authorized mechanism God has given us to tap into His power. Without prayer, we’ll be ineffective in spiritual warfare. But with it, we will be victorious.
Everything that occurs in the visible, physical world is directly connected to the wrestling match being waged in the invisible, spiritual world. The effects of the war going on in the unseen world reveal themselves in our strained and damaged relationships, emotional instability, mental fatigue, physical exhaustion and many other areas of life. Many of us feel pinned down by anger, unforgiveness, pride, comparisons, insecurity, discord, fear. . . and the list goes on.
Thanks! It reminds me of to be watchful and vigilant in prayer as well.