Spiritual Warfare: 7 Reasons to Learn More About It

Why would you learn about spiritual warfare? Here are 7 reasons why learning about spiritual warfare and how God has given you the power to overcome, is a great thing to do:

1. You Grow in Biblical Wisdom

Spiritual warfare is a major theme of the Bible—from the third chapter of Genesis when the serpent enters the garden, to the twentieth chapter of Revelation when the devil is once and for all thrown into the lake of fire.

And the Bible tells us: ‘The reason [Jesus] the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.’ (1 John 3:8b)
So if this topic plays such a significant part in Scripture, then it should be something we pay attention to.

2. You Get a Balanced Perspective

There are two errors Christians can fall into when it comes to spiritual warfare – one is, to make too much of it, and at the other extreme, is to ignore it altogether. And the remedy for both of these is to find out what the Bible says about the topic.

Jesus addresses this in Luke 10, when He sends 70 disciples out on a ministry trip. And right there in that story, we have:

  • The reality check, that when we follow Jesus and do His work, we will engage the enemy
  • Assurance of our authority to deal with warfare when it comes up
  • A reminder of our protection
  • And a call to balance

As Jesus said to His rejoicing disciples, “Do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)

3. It Leads You to Worship Jesus

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Col 2:15)
Our first point of reference in spiritual warfare is in the past. It’s back to the cross where the victory was won by Jesus once and for all! And when you meditate on what He’s done through His suffering and think about Jesus’ greatness and His supremacy, you can’t help but be amazed and worship Him.

4. You Find out More About Who You are

‘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)
You are an overcomer in Christ. That’s your DNA—it’s your heritage, your legacy. It is the nature of the Holy Spirit within you. He is a Spirit of boldness and conquest. And a great way to discover your spiritual authority is in the context of learning about spiritual warfare.

5. It Breaks the Power of Intimidation

The Bible says, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind’ (2 Tim 1:7). Fear has to do with deception—which is always broken by the truth of God’s Word.

6. You are Prepared for Spiritual Attack

‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.'(1 Peter 5:8)
The Bible tells us to be alert and to resist the devil—and we can only do that when we’re properly equipped and prepared, and have the faith that arises from knowing God and His Word.

7. You can Pursue God’s Plan for Your life

Our goal in spiritual warfare is not to draw attention to what the devil is doing. Instead, our goal is to focus on our Heavenly Father and pay attention to what He is doing—and to not put up with less than His best. To not allow pressures, obstacles, hindrances, or battles to stand in our way, but to honor Jesus and His purpose for our lives.

This week I have launched first new online course, ‘Spiritual Warfare 101: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack’ and I warmly invite you to join me!

This course includes around 30 mini-lectures on video and is full of Biblical wisdom and strategies to help you overcome in time of battle. There is also a downloadable full transcript in PDF version.

And once you’re in, there is no expiry date, so you can continue to journey with me through upgrades and increased course content in the future.

  • I have added two bonus eBooks into the course content. These are ‘The Script: Choose Your Story, Change Your Life’ and ‘Unlocking the Gift of Discernment’ (2nd Edition).

The Bible has great news. You do not have to be weighed down by spiritual oppression or put up with pressure and attack! Find out more about the course, ‘Spiritual Warfare 101: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack’ here.

Related Post:
12 Signs of Spiritual Warfare (to Help You Identify it)

© Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
Enliven Ministries
In the David McCracken Ministries family

12 thoughts on “Spiritual Warfare: 7 Reasons to Learn More About It”

  1. Godspivotalvessel

    Grace and peace too you!
    I thank God, for allowing you to share this life changing truth on Spiritual Warfare.
    There has never been such a time as this in my Christian faith walk with Jesus Christ, that I needed this truth more than I did today.
    I’m encouraged by this teaching and I’ll continue to defeat Satan in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

    1. I’m glad to hear it… may you continue to be encouraged and empowered, God’s Word is powerful and life-changing 🙂

  2. Hi.. i used The Word of God to demand the spirit realm away saying in the Lord Jesus Christ name but they don’t go. At night is the worst time for me as they surround my bed, as you can imagine i dont fall asleep straight away as i keep an eye on them. I know God protects my body but they still can get my hair even now after i have cut it short. I wrap my hair paper stuck with maskin tape then cover with t-shirt. When it first began i felt vunerabke but thankfully the Lord took that fealing away. I know paul had to suffer a messenger but i have to suffer many. Please when i command them in the Lord’s name to leave and they don’t go can you trll me why arn’t they going. God opened my eyes three years ago almost but i didn’t commit myself to Him untill a year and a half later. I know i will serve Him with the gift im given but He hasn’t shown me how yet. I know Holy Spirit has a big job changing me as i was in the world along time. I just need help to understand why they don’t go. Thankyou

    1. Hi Karen, do you have someone in local church leadership there who can help you with discernment and prayer?

  3. Thank you for your revelation on spiritual warfare. i really appreciate all your teachings. May God in His infinite Mercy continue to grant you, your heart desire.

  4. hi, this teaching was inspirational to me, the past couple days the holyspirit been giving me the word resistance, i had a dream about a month ago that i was decerning in my spirit something demonic and I was in a dark room. I SEEN myself worshiping him, i heard a song that the we are overcomers.
    thats when i been hearing this word resistance. as i defined this word it meansthe ability not to be affected by something. thank you for listening.

  5. Hello, Elen, good day to you and the Ministry’s staff.I am interested in your course outline, and I will purchase the course materials in short order. In the meantime, I am requesting prayers, for my daughter and I. Her name is Marsha Brown, and she is under attack from deceptive evil forces. She is finding it difficult how to hold on to a job. Also having stable friends.She claimed that God has selected a future husband for her; however this man has stated that he is not interested in her. I am trusting God that He will come through in a positive way for us soon. Thanks and I pray that God will continue to bless your ministry, for many years to come.

  6. Dear Helen,
    Each fresh teaching from your blog gives me encouragement and fresh joy to press forward, to run the race while keeping my eyes on my precious Savior, who has gone before me (Heb. 12:1-3). How easy and convenient to lag in my stride and vigor and trip up when attacks and obstacles from the enemy hurt, especially when from those we love. But you express key components for warfare so well: keeping my eyes on Jesus, worshiping Him, refusing to be intimidated, and remembering my purpose, thus expecting victory in Christ, not just for myself, but for those in my prayers. I may add that the lack of forgiveness can keep me focused on the darkness instead of on the light of Jesus. You have taught on this before, of course, but it’s a constant reminder for me as I pray in the midst of spiritual attacks. My enemy is not the individual who comes against me, but the real enemy.
    In fact, recently I have become aware that God allows some of these interpersonal difficulties to “show up” so that, as a discerner and intercessor, I can pray for those in brokenness and sin, just as I have been and can be. I can do warfare prayers for those who have no idea as to the danger of sin at work in their lives. Jesus has been so kind to me and I desire to see others freed as I have been. I almost weep when I think of how He has rescued me from these very strongholds. How? By the prayers and spiritual warfare of those who saw my deep needs.
    Thank you for continued teaching. Your words come as a wonderful exhortation for me at a time when I GREATLY need it. I am praying for God’s blessing upon you and and your family, and for your protection, as well.

    1. Hi there Pat,
      what a great reminder to us all about the power and need of forgiveness, thank you for that.
      Your testimony is powerful, thank you for sharing, and for your encouragement and prayers. 🙂

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