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Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual warfare is an issue that affects every reader, Christian and non-Christian. Spiritual battles also involve a volatile attack on the family. Satan our enemy has a well-focused attack against families, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers and children.  When the believer gives ground to the enemy that is permission for Satan to gain foothold or a beachhead in the life of the believer. The reality of spiritual warfare can’t be regulated to times of antiquity (Eph. 4:27).  The believer must recognize this is a daily battle with Satan. The believer must understand the battle is spiritual and our enemy is strong and relentless on destroying families and individuals.  Believers are  to arm themselves with the whole panoply of God (Eph. 6:10-18) so they can withstand the deluge of Satan.

In Christendom demonic possession has been controversial and misunderstood.  There is a distinction in the between demonic possession and demonic influence. Possession means to be demonized this is where Satan has ownership of your life. A Christian cannot be demonized because you can’t have a relationship with Christ and the devil. Demons can only influence believers to the extent that we allow them.

There are several ways how Satan can gain entry in the life a believer: gaining entrance this is where the believer gives permission, foothold entrance this where the gateway into the believer’s heart, establishing strongholds a mindset impregnated with hopelessness that causes me to accept as unchangeable something that we know is contrary to the will of God and legal jurisdiction this where the believer giving Satan legal permission to attack.

In conclusion, in order for the believer to reclaim your ground from Satan there are some important steps to be taken.  The believer must ask for forgiveness (2 Cor. 7:10b). The believer must take the ground back through verbal affirmation in the power of the Lord Jesus Christ while denouncing Satan. The believer must tear down strongholds and paradigms that are shaped by a number of significant forces: family, society, our peers, education, television and even the music we enjoy (2 Cor. 10:4).

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