Waging Spiritual War
There are numerous references in the Bible about Christianity being a battle and Christians as soldiers. But it’s not a battle using guns and bombs. It’s more like the cyber warfare nations wage each other in casting misinformation and misleading people, spreading fear and anxiety. There is a real enemy in this war. Satan is our enemy. We are warned that we should “not be ignorant of his devices.” Waging Spiritual War shows how to understand Satan’s strategies and how to defeat them.
Waging Spiritual War – 6 – Broken Arrow
“Broken Arrow” is a military term used in the Viet Nam war. When command officers, monitoring a battle, heard this code term on their radios, they knew their troops were in danger of being completely overrun. They were to respond with immediate death-dealing air support delivering close-in bombing. We use it here to describe God’s immediate response when we embrace truth and resist lies.
Waging Spiritual War – 5 – Resisting Lies with Truth
The Bible tells us that, as Christian Soldiers, our weapons are not physical. We don’t need fighter planes or machine guns. How do we, then, fight “the good fight of faith?” In this presentation, we go into detail about how to wage war against the lies of the adversary.
Waging Spiritual War – 4 – Rules of Engagement
Every army has rules soldiers follow in dealing with the enemy. How do Christian soldiers engage the adversary? What tactics do they use and under what circumstances? How and when do they use their weapons? Do you know the rules for spiritual combat?
Waging Spiritual Warfare – 3 – Weapons Training
The Apostle Paul, using a clever metaphor, lists the weapons Christians can use to wage spiritual warfare. When we read it we are impressed by how clever Paul was to come up with such an excellent literary device. If we hold to that, without understanding the vital message he conveyed, we’ve missed the whole point. Seriously, what is all this about the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation? Do you know how to swing the sword of the spirit?
Waging Spiritual War – 2 – Enemy Tactics
In this second part of the series, Waging Spiritual War, we go to boot camp and learn of the enemy’s tactics. We know the devil is a deceiver. He’s so good at it that he has replaced God as “the God of this world.” but how did he do it? We explore his weapons in this presentation.
Waging Spiritual War – 1 – Enlisting
The Bible refers to the Christian life as spiritual warfare. Why would God want Christians to think of life that way? What does it mean to be at war spiritually in terms of everyday life? What are the advantages? If we don’t think of life as a war, are we missing something?