WHAT IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE??
(Ephesians 6:11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.(Ephesians 6:12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places are all fought in the Mind. We are in a Battle but the Battle is against the "Wiles" of the devil. Wiles means deception. The only Power Satan has is deception, lies, cunningness etc.
AND HIS LIES ARE ONLY DISPELLED WITH TRUTH!! And this Fight in Eph 6:12 is preaching the Truth of the Gospel. Nothing sets Free like Preaching the Gospel. (2 Corinthians 10:3 ). For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: Same thing in Ephesians 6:12.
(2 Corinthians 10:4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;). WHAT IS MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS??. (2 Corinthians 10:5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
True spiritual warfare is dispelling the Lies of Satan. Warfare is the Teaching of sound doctrine, the gospel of Jesus Christ and what He has already accomplished through the finished work of the cross and it's significance to the Christian today.
Most of what is called Spiritual warfare today as praying is just a ploy of the devil to distract Christians from the real thing. There is too much TALK about about Prayer in many quarters of religion. But the question I usually ask, "What kind of prayer?). Hear me well, PRAYER DOESN'T SET A CHRISTIAN FREE!!
The same way the Real Gospel of Jesus Christ has its Prayer Points, so also a counterfeit gospel has its own prayer points. You shall know them by their Fruits. (Matthew 23:14) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
One of the ways to know the deception of hypocrites is that they love long prayer which is just to hide their pretense and advance the doctrines of devils. Spiritual Warfare has become so Weird and extreme that it is exalting and empowering the doctrines of devil's.
Yes Spiritual Warfare is real but Spiritual Warfare is teaching SOUND DOCTRINE- the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you Study the Book of Acts of the Apostle's, you will see Believers tear down great shrines by the Preaching Only the Gospel of Christ. Have you seen a Generational Curses preacher who has turned a church to be a shrine?? You will hear all types of bindings!!
You bind forces of Darkness by sound doctrine- the Gospel of Christ , not by binding Satan. Satan is already bound but our Ignorance gets the devil loosed. Apostle Paul stopped the Whole of Asia from following the Goddess Diana just by Preaching the Gospel not Prayers. Only the Truth Sets Free (John 8:32) NOT PRAYER.
Spiritual Warfare has been turned into twisting the hands of God from His back till a Miracle is out. Spiritual Warfare is now used to preach about Generational Curses, household Enemies/witchcraft, When a deliverer needs deliverance, dismantling faulty foundations and how if someone has sex in the dream, he/she is married in the realm of the spirit or if you eat in your dream, it means you have been initiated into a marine kingdom.
Such Teachings only empower Satan and demons because these are Teachings that the Bible calls Doctrines of devils because you will never hear such from the Mouth of Jesus Christ or His Apostle's. This is what Bible calls ", Teachings of Men" in (Colossians 2:8) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Vain Teachings: (1 Timothy 4:1 ) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;…..These are all seducing spirits and doctrines of devils where they make you think you have to fight Satan. Yes, we wrestle against Satan but this wrestling is not to win Satan but to STAND in truth to maintain Our Victory in what Christ has already done.
The Concept of Spiritual Warfare has been taken to a very far extreme to the point where preachers now give all sorts of dirty things to be eaten or drank just in the name of "Deliverance" which has exalted demons and satan. We have to be Careful if we are using Spiritual Warfare as it supposed to be used.
I REPEAT: Spiritual Warfare is teaching SOUND DOCTRINE-the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing casts out demons like preaching the true Gospel. It's not enough for the demons to come out, it's enough for them to stay out, else you have put the person in much more trouble-Selah!