A Get Back to God Series
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of “wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
– Ephesians 6:12
Scripture Reflection: Ephesians 6:10-20
The 365 Lesson: Spiritual warfare. What is it?
The long and short of it is that it is a number of things.
– It is a fight between the vicious and unrelenting evil one and each individual.
– It is a conflict between the carnal-minded man (who can occasionally be unduly influenced by dark forces) and his or her spiritual self.
– It is a struggle between the seen and the unseen.
– It is a battle to the death between that which is godly and that which is ungodly.
Question: Was Jesus exposed to spiritual warfare? How did he respond, if so?
Question: In what aspects of your life do you feel “at war?” Can the fight, conflict, struggle, and/or battle be traced back to Satan? Can the victories that you have had be traced back to God?
Question: How have you been dealing with spiritual warfare? Have you been attempting to find deliverance through self or have you sought the Almighty?
Challenge: Study Old and New Testament examples related to spiritual warfare. Take note of how each individual ultimately addressed warfare of the spiritual nature.
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