5 Signs You are in a Spiritual Battle (and how to overcome)

Has anyone ever said to you, ‘Do you want the good news or the bad news first?’ In that moment, you hope that the good news more than compensates for the bad news!

spiritual_battleThis is the approach Peter takes in his first New Testament letter. ‘Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.’ (1 Pet 5:8) After sharing the bad news, he adds:

  • You are able to resist
  • You can stand firm in faith, and
  • You are not alone (see 1 Pet 5:9)

This good news does not just alleviate the bad news—it completely overturns it! The truth is that you are victorious through Christ. However, being alert means that you need to pay attention, so that you can identify when the enemy is at work.

There are going to be times when you are faced with opposition from people, or human institutions, or systems set up by people. And those things are applying pressure against you.

Perhaps you can relate to this now.

Paul reminds us to discern with our spiritual senses when this occurs. For although the conflict appears to be from a human source, there may be a demonic power behind it.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…’ (Eph 6:10-12a)

That word ‘schemes’ in the Greek is methodeia. It means ‘to follow craftily, frame devices, deceive’ and is also translated ‘wiles’ or ‘lie in wait.’ [1]

It is this very trickery that causes us to believe that the source of our battle is a person or human in origin, when it is not.


5 Signs you are ‘not fighting flesh and blood’

‘For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…’ (Eph 6:12a)

The Greek word Paul uses for ‘struggle’ can also be translated ‘wrestle’. It is defined as:

‘Wrestling (a contest between two in which each endeavors to throw the other, and which is decided when the victor is able to hold his opponent down with his hand upon his neck)’ [2]

This metaphor gives us some insight as to the signs and effects of a spiritual battle taking place: [3]

  1. You feel stifled; it feels as though there is a stranglehold coming against you
  2. You are being held back, or pushed back in some way
  3. You are on the ground (feeling disabled) and you don’t know how you are going to get up
  4. You are tempted to feel as though you are a victim
  5. You are feeling knocked around or beaten up

The struggle is against God’s purpose for your life, your marriage, family, work or ministry, and you may even be tempted to give up.

As soon as you become aware of the true nature of the battle, you can turn it around.

At the very moment you discern the true source of that warfare—that it is not a person, a system, or an institution—you can shift the battle into the spiritual realm.


How the Battle Turns

‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ (James 4:7)

Kingdom EncounterInterestingly, James makes this statement in the context of human conflict (see James 4:1-6). Are you looking for a person fighting with you to change, in order for the battle to shift? According to the Bible, the turning point of spiritual warfare is not when the other person changes.

The turning point comes when you recommit personally to God, coming under the authority of the One who has ultimate authority.

Submitting is whatever the Holy Spirit shows you to do—and can involve many things including:

  • A conscious reaffirming of Jesus’ Lordship in every area of your life
  • Coming back to a position of faith and believing God’s Word
  • Repentance, so that any ‘foothold’ the enemy has had in your life is broken (Eph 4:27b)
  • Repositioning in your thinking
  • An attitude of worship
  • Recognition that the battle is a spiritual one and that your place is with Jesus, ‘seated in Heavenly places’ (Eph 2:6)

Now, you resist—and that enemy must flee. Because submitting to God and actively resisting makes you dangerous.

Finally, the best news of all:

‘The Lord is a warrior; the LORD is His Name’. (Ex 15:3, NIV)
‘The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war.’ (Isaiah 42:13a NKJV)

There is a revelation of Who your God is, that you will only receive in the midst of a conflict.


Notes:

[1] https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3180&t=KJV See also Eph 4:14 KJV

[2] https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3823&t=KJV

[3] For more signs, see my article 12 Signs of Spiritual Warfare


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18 Benefits of Going Through Spiritual Warfare

Have you ever had times when it seems as though the enemy is coming at you from every side?

spiritual warfare fresh anointingDuring a spiritual attack, there is an unusual amount of pressure coming against you, especially against God’s plan for your life and the lives of others around you.

  • There may be challenges in the area of your health, or provision
  • The enemy may be using people or circumstances to oppress you, or to hinder the work of God in your life
  • There may be trials of temptation, fear, or a battle coming against your mind

Why does God allow us to experience spiritual warfare? As Graham Cooke says, God allows in His wisdom what He could easily prevent by His power.

God’s plan is that you will overcome. He always has your best interests at heart—for He is a good Father.

If you perceive signs of spiritual warfare at work in your life, family or ministry, these 18 benefits of spiritual warfare, along with direct quotes from the Bible, will encourage you to keep going.


18 Scriptural Benefits of Spiritual Warfare

1. You receive a fresh anointing
‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’ (Psalm 23:5)

2. You experience the nearness of God’s Presence
‘Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,and under his wings you will find refuge’ (Psalm 91:3-4)
(See also Psalm 23:4)

3. You have a greater awareness and experience of spiritual authority
4. You experience supernatural joy
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
[Jesus] replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20)
(See also 1 Peter 1:6-9)

5. You experience God’s protection
‘But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.’ (2 Thess 3:3)

6. God allows times of sifting to purify your character
7. You can help and lead others through similar difficulties
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32)

8. You emerge with a greater empowering of the Holy Spirit
‘When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.’ (Luke 4:13-14)
(See also 2 Cor 12:7-9)

9. Your perspective is sharpened – of your weakness and God’s strength
10. You gain an increased understanding of God’s grace
‘Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’ (2 Cor 12:7b-9)

11. You grow in perseverance
‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.’ (James 1:2)

12. God gets the credit and glory when you overcome
‘But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.’ (2 Tim 4:17-18)
(See also Acts 28:1-10, 1 Peter 1:6-9)

13. You become stronger in faith
‘Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.’ (1 Peter 5:8-10)

14. You have an opportunity to submit to God
‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ (James 4:7)

15. You grow in your skill of handling God’s Word
‘Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.’ (Psalm 119:98)
‘Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.’ (Eph 6:17)

16. You have an opportunity to use your prophecies to wage warfare (as you hold on to and declare Father’s intention)
 ‘Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well.’ (1 Tim 1:18)

17. You are already an overcomer by God’s Word—and now you experience it as a reality
‘The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.’ (Deut 28:7)
‘You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.’ (1 John 4:4)

18. God uses what the enemy intends for evil and turns it for good
‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.’ (Gen 50:20)
‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’ (Rom 8:28)
(See also Is 54:17)

If you are experiencing a spiritual battle right now, or know someone who is, I pray that the above Bible verses encourage you. Meditate on them and turn them into a personal declaration. God is coming through for you!


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Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations in Enliven Blog are from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.


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The Way You See Spiritual Warfare Matters

Spiritual WarfareHaving a Biblical mindset is critical in every area of life—and it is especially true of spiritual warfare. When you have the right mindset, or set of beliefs, you speak pray and act accordingly. You get the right outcome.

I used to have a one-directional perspective of spiritual warfare. That is, I always saw spiritual warfare as coming against me. How grateful I am, that my Heavenly Father brought circumstances and people into my life to teach me the truth of God’s Word!

I believe there are some reading this, and the tide of spiritual warfare that has been coming against you is about to turn.

There is a heavenly roar about to rise up on the inside of you, as you awaken to the reality of who you are and what Jesus has done on your behalf.


3 Directions of Spiritual Warfare

The way you see spiritual warfare matters. I pray that you experience a boost in your faith today, as you meditate on these truths from God’s Word:

1. The Enemy Flees Away from You

‘Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.’ (Lev 26:8)

This is the Biblical direction of spiritual warfare: the enemy at a disadvantage, fleeing before you.

We see it in the Old Testament—when God’s people were walking in obedience to Him, no enemy could stand before them.

 ‘The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. (Deut 28:7)

This is the outcome of the blessed life: as you resist, your enemies will  flee.

Authority over the Demonic Realm

 ‘When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases’ (Luke 9:1)

Jesus has give you power and authority in His Name, over the demonic realm.

Jesus’ disciples were able to cast out demons because they understood the direction of spiritual warfare. And that was, that the enemy had to flee at their word.

Notice this was not limited to the 12 Apostles—it was the unnamed seventy who returned rejoicing from a ministry trip saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” (Luke 10:17)


2. Spiritual Warfare Comes Against You

 ‘For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.’ (Eph 6:12)

The Greek word translated wrestle, pale, contains the imagery of ‘a contest between two in which each endeavours to throw the other, and which is decided when the victor is able to hold his opponent down with his hand upon his neck’. (Strongs G3823)

Many times, spiritual warfare is up close and personal. You may relate to this as you experience a spiritual wrestling match right now, for your life, family, job, ministry or destiny.

The Bible does not promise that you will never experience demonic attack, pressure or spiritual warfare. However, Scripture does make clear that you have the ability to resist.

In fact, we are commanded by God to oppose the enemy’s attacks.

  • ‘Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…’ (1 Peter 5:8-9a)
  • ‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ (James 4:7)

At times, the direction of spiritual warfare will be towards us—however, this direction is temporary!

When the enemy comes against us, we can submit to God, resist the devil, and he must flee.

What does it mean to ‘resist’? The Bible gives some clear instructions:

  • Be alert and recognize spiritual warfare when it arises (1 Peter 5:8)
  • Submit to God (step into intimacy—listen and obey) (James 4:7)
  • Don’t put up with spiritual warfare, step into an opposing position (James 4:7)
  • Resisting means speaking—use Jesus’ Name (Luke 10:17)
  • Have confidence in your authority, knowing that the enemy must flee as you continue to resist (1 Peter 5:8-9, James 4:7)

Your action can result in a change of direction—the enemy who came against you is now fleeing from you.


3. Underneath Your Feet

The ultimate end of spiritual warfare is for the enemy to be under your feet.

The enemy being ‘under your feet’ speaks of defeat and subjugation. (Joshua 10:24-25)

‘The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.’ (Rom 16:20) No matter what happens, there is hope. The promise of God is that ultimately every work of the enemy will fail. (2 Tim 4:18)

However, the enemy being ‘under our feet’ (in submission to, and defeated by us) is not something we have to wait for eternity to experience. Jesus said to His disciples: I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.’ (Luke 10:19, also Psalm 91:13)

This Psalm of David can be your own Heavenly song of rejoicing:

‘I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.’ (Psalm 18:37-38)


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Your Most Powerful Weapon of Warfare (God’s Presence)

God's PresenceWhen you are experiencing pressure or spiritual warfare, one thing above all others can be your source of comfort and strength—and it is also your most powerful weapon. That is, the Presence of God.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

As Joshua stood on the verge of the Promised Land, the most important thing he needed to know was that God was with Him and God was for him.

Perhaps today, you need to be reminded of this very thing: ‘God is WITH you, and God is FOR you.’


Be a Lover of God’s Presence Like Joshua was

From his youth, Joshua was Moses’ attendant. As the right hand man of Israel’s leader, Joshua spent a lot of time near the manifest Presence of God. (See Ex 24:13-14, Ex 33:11)

Joshua jealously prized the precious anointing of the Spirit that was on Moses’ life (Num 11:24-29).

During all of these decades of wilderness living, Joshua lived in the vicinity of the Presence of God, but it was Moses alone, who had the face to face relationship with Him.

Finally, as Joshua faces Jericho, the greatest test of his generalship, he has his own face to face encounter with God.

‘Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence…’
(Joshua 5:13-15)

What a powerful moment! The culmination of a lifetime of honouring God’s Presence. Not an angel, because an angel would not have received worship—but an encounter with God Himself. [1]

Faced with your greatest challenge, you can look around you and know: ‘The place where you stand is holy’ (Joshua 5:15)


God’s Presence is the Ultimate Weapon of Warfare

‘The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets.’ (Joshua 6:9—Jericho)

God has given to you mighty weapons of warfare—including the Name of Jesus, the Bible, the ‘rhema’ word of His prophetic intention for a situation, and praise.

However, the most powerful weapon in your Heavenly arsenal, is the Presence of God Himself, within and upon you.

We see the centrality of God’s manifest Presence in the Ark of God, carried by the Levites into the Promised Land.

  • It was the manifest Presence of God, dwelling upon the Ark, that stopped the Jordan River so that the Israelites could cross. (Joshua 3:14-17)
  • It was the Ark that circled Jericho, between Israel’s army and the rest of the people. (Joshua 6:6-7)

What was the difference between Joshua’s army, and that of Jericho, and all the giants that were in the land? God’s very Presence was with them.

They were hosting the Presence of God.

God’s Presence is with you!

The battle of Jericho was won because of Joshua’s intimate relationship with God. The battle was won, because God’s manifest Presence was engaged in the warfare.

When God’s Presence is with you, no enemy can stop you. Nothing and no one can hinder you from entering into God’s promises for your life.

  • The key to your breakthrough is not a method, it is your relationship with God.
  • The key to winning the battle you face, is not your own strength, it is the power of God’s Presence upon you. It is the Holy Spirit within you.

As has often been said, ‘Don’t say, “God, here is my problem.” Say, “Problem, here is my God!”


The Power of God’s Presence in the Battle

Praise and worship celebrates and honours God’s Presence in the midst of conflict. This is one reason why worship and praise is powerful in times of spiritual warfare.

‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’ (Psalm 23:5)

God is with you in the midst of the battle! He is pouring out a fresh anointing.

This is why the enemy will attack us specifically in the area of having confidence in God’s Presence. He wants us to doubt. He wants to separate us from God’s Presence through a lie of shame or unworthiness. However, know above all things, the blood of Jesus covers your sin and removes all shame. (Heb 10:19-22)

When your confidence is in the Presence of God, His Presence is what you are responding to, not the circumstance.

  • You are watching to see what He is doing, sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
  • You are waging spiritual warfare from an attitude of rest.
  • You do not have to strive, because His Presence is taking care of the situation. You are proactive in obedience to what God is saying.

Be like Esther, who brought the enemy of God’s people right into the presence of the King. That’s where he was defeated. (Esther 7:8)

Be like Joshua, whose intimate conversation with God and value of God’s Presence won the battle. (Joshua 6-7)

Be like Jesus, empowered and anointed by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 4:1-14)

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Instead, you shall rise, victorious, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to enter into God’s promises for your life.


Notes:

[1] In the Old Testament, various encounters with the Angel of the Lord were what is known as a theophany, God appearing in human form to visit directly with His people, and possibly a pre-Incarnate appearance of Jesus Himself.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/theophany.html


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Are You Experiencing Spiritual Warfare? It’s Time to Prophesy!

Are you experiencing spiritual warfare and opposition in your life or ministry? It’s time to prophesy!

Prophecy and Spiritual Warfare‘The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.’ (Deut 28:7)

Prophesy concerning your destiny. Prophesy Father’s intention for your life, your family, your church and for your ministry. Prophesy God’s redeeming grace!

Prophesy that God will turn this situation around for His glory. Prophesy in Jesus’ Name, the downfall of the enemy and every demonic scheme that has come against you.

It’s not over, it is a new beginning. The time is coming when you will see with your eyes the fruit of your words spoken in agreement with God’s word. This situation WILL be turned around, in Jesus’ Name.


5 Biblical Examples of Prophecy and Spiritual Warfare

Have you felt as though you have been in a spiritual battle lately? Be encouraged by these glimpses of the power of prophecy in Scripture when warfare is taking place:


When it Seems the Enemy has you Cornered

The nation of Israel has escaped from slavery in Egypt and is now trapped between the pursuing Egyptian army and the Red Sea. Faced with a seemingly impossible situation, Moses prophesies God’s intended outcome to the Israelites:

“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Ex 14:13-14)

It may appear that the enemy has you backed into a corner with spiritual warfare, but you serve a supernatural God. Trust His promises and prophesy; declare the God’s deliverance ahead of time. With God on your side, you are unstoppable and the strategies of the enemy will be overturned.


When Intimidation is Coming Against You

In 1 Sam 17, David counters Goliath’s barrage of intimidating words and actions by prophesying the giant’s fate:

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. (1 Sam 17:45)

Don’t underestimate the power of your prophetic declarations during a time of spiritual warfare. Prophesy in the face of intimidation. Boldly prophesy God’s outcome and victory over the enemy!


When You’ve Been Knocked Over

In the midst of the nation’s devastation because of sin and unfaithfulness to God, the Prophet Micah can still proclaim a prophetic message of hope and restoration.

Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. (Micah 7:8)

It may seem that you have been knocked around or knocked over. Perhaps you have given way to temptation or are struggling with sin and there have been consequences.

Now is the time to prophesy. Declare, ‘I WILL rise. My Jesus, in Whom I trust, is my Redeemer,  my Deliverer and my Resurrection.


When the Physical Odds are Against You

King Jehoshaphat of Judah hears the terrible news that a massive army is coming against him. As he prays and cries out to God in front of his people, the Holy Spirit comes upon a Levite named Jahaziel, who gives a bold prophecy:

‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’” (2 Chron 20:15-17)

Jehoshaphat responds to that prophetic word by sending out an army of praisers—and this day God gives them a powerful deliverance over their enemies.

Does it seem like the odds are against you? Look beyond what can be seen with your natural eyes: what does your Heavenly Father say? What is HIS word concerning your future situation? Make a decision to see what God is seeing and to speak what God is speaking. Prophesy and see the miracle!


When You are in the Wilderness

David wrote Psalm 57 in a place of devastation. The Psalm’s headline reads, ‘When he had fled from Saul into the cave.’ David was in the wilderness on the run from Saul, who wanted to kill him. And yet, in this place of present pain and warfare, David sings a prophetic song of certain faith in his future:

‘I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.’ (Ps 57:9)

In the present, you may be in the midst of a trial—but in the future God’s promises will prevail. Stand and prophesy a sure word concerning your future, and praise Jesus who makes all things possible.


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