The Scriptures are very clear on the
existence of spiritual warfare.
Our primary battles are of a spiritual
nature and we need Spiritual Armor to
be able to stand firm in the midst of
Jesus meticulously called Satan a
murderer from the beginning.
Jesus identified Satan as the criminal
mastermind behind the corrupt world
we live in.
He called him “the ruler of this
John 12:31; 16:11
Satan goes about as a roaring lion to devour
whom he might,
but the impression that Satan intends to give of himself is
absolutely dissimilar from who he really is.
Satan is a deceptive liar and murderer.
He is notorious for twisting, blurring, and manipulating
people and situations.
He desires to express to the world
the very opposite traits. That is what liars do.
Satan tries to deceive us.
He tries to make situations look like the truth,
when in reality they are absolute lies; it is a deception.
Many times the wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing knows
God’s Word better than we do.
Satan is notorious for crafting and twisting lies...
one might even find themselves feeling confused
over what is real truth.
Satan compels or entices his prey to follow him
whether they realize it or not.
By masking himself, he can tempt and deceive people
and he is still trying to hide and cover up, today.
Who exactly is Satan?
He is the one in Scripture who is called the “Evil one.”
Satan is also called the devil,
who possesses abhorrent qualities.
Satan is referred to in Scripture as the accuser,
the slanderer, the adversary, the enemy,
the father of lies, the murderer, the wicked one,
and the deceiver who leads humanity astray
by seducing humanity into the ways of lies and sin.
Satan is also described as a malicious, hostile,
evil-intentioned, evil-minded, venomous, vindictive,
accuser and adversary who is opposed to God and man.
Feelings of pride and rivalry toward God
grew within this spirit creature.
His desire was for others to worship... him.
The Scriptures describe Satan as one who exists in the
invisible spirit realm.
Scripture tells us about Satan's vicious and ruthless
qualities as well as his evil actions.
Job 1:13-19; 2:7, 8; 2 Timothy 2:26
Paul says in Ephesians,
“Our struggle is not against flesh and
blood, but against the rulers, against
the powers, against the world forces of
this darkness, against the spiritual
forces of wickedness in the heavenly
We have to put on the full armor of
Godto stand against the schemes of
Satan and fight for the truth of God.
We must Spiritually dress for success
by putting the Spiritual Armor of God
When engaged in spiritual warfare
we must walk, live, and share truth,
live righteously, proclaim the gospel
of peace, taking up the shield of faith,
wearing salvation as a helmet,
and equipped with God’s Word as our
For though we live in the world, we
are not of the world. We do not wage
war as the world does. We use God's
mighty weapons, not worldly weapons.
The weapons we fight with are not
the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine
power to demolish strongholds!
2 Corinthians 10:4
Spiritual warfare is not about a
technique to defeat Satan or his
demons, but is all about having a
heart that walks closely with God.
When God is first and foremost in our
lives... Satan lacks power over us...
despite his attempts to weaken our
efforts to pursue God.
What is the full armor of God?
The armor of God is described in
In this passage we are told that our
primary battles are of a spiritual
nature and that we need spiritual
armor to be able to stand firm in the
midst of these battles.
The armor includes the following
It is important that we do not become
haughty or arrogant with human pride.
We are powerless... without God.
In our own strength and power, we
have no chance of defeating the
“spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
realms.” Only the “Full Armor of
God” will equip us to
withstand spiritual attacks.
We can only be strong in God’s power
and authority; it is God’s Armor that
Let us always remember and never
Our battle is against spiritual forces of
evil in the world.
Let us observe how Jesus employed
the Word of God to counter the devil.
Let us also find strength in the the
sufficiency of God.
Let us depend on a humble and
personal walk with God to overcome
challenges, obstacles, and the evil
one... as opposed to being self-
righteous and externally
displaying a feast to the ego...
Spiritual warfare is a very real part of
life, but should not be an opportunity
for either fear or pride. Instead, the
reality of Satan and his evil forces
should cause us to draw nearer my
God to Thee.