What Is Spiritual Warfare?

Spiritual warfare is the fight of faith engaged by Christians against super mundane entities in the spirit realm. This may sound like a coded language that is why many people ask, what’s spiritual warfare? Too many Christians have no knowledge about the seriousness of spiritual warfare. The battle for the control of human soul started in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned against God. It’s a battle between God and Satan, between good and evil, it’s a kingdom battle, the kingdom of God with all the angels and Satan with fallen angels.

Millions of Christians have no clue how this battle is staged and engaged. Satan rebelliousness and pride brought a great indictment against him by the Almighty God. We read in scriptures, “How art thou fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!… I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high” (Isaiah 14:12&14, KJV). This move by Satan triggered expulsion from the throne of God and all the fallen angels which now are demons suffered the same wrath of God.

You must understand that the realm of the spirit is as real as the natural realm. Actually, things start in and exist in the spirit realm before the manifestation in the natural realm. I’ve been at the center of spiritual warfare ministry since the seventies. Many encounters had taken place and hundreds of people who were oppressed and possessed by demons, have been set free.

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Are you wondering what is spiritual warfare and who are the principal players? Let me address this fact. God is omnipotent and omnipresent, Satan isn’t. He operates through the chain command of his demons (the fallen angels under his command). In practice this warfare involves God, angels, Satan, demons (fallen angels) and people. Spiritual warfare is an on- going daily battle. Through the fight of faith and your stand on the word of God by the authority in Jesus name; you will be victorious in this battle.

Demons are of higher wisdom then men, but we’ve power and authority over them in the name of Jesus through the blood sacrifice. They’re non-corporal spirits, meaning that they have no channel of expression except through human bodies or persons. As you continue to ponder on what is spiritual warfare, you must understand the medium of entry. These are varied, they can express themselves through sickness, diseases, jealousy, anger, hatred, self-pity, murder, suicidal tendencies, smoking, drinking, un-lawful sex, drug use, spiritism (use of Ouija barls, horoscope, witch games horror movies, etc.)

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To overcome this vicious attacks from Satan’s kingdom requires (a) prayer (b) bibles study, reading, meditation (c) fasting-as you’re led by the Holy Spirit (d ) powerful Christian Testimony and witness.

You must renew your mind through these mentioned steps because Satan seeks to oppress his victims. See Ephesians 4:17-27 and Romans 12:2. He can alter the communication of a Christian by putting thoughts into your mind.

How to resist the demonic influences that surrounds you.

1. Submission to the lordship of Jesus Christ

2. Be filled with power of the Holy Ghost

3. Walk in humility-Peter 5:6-9

4. Abstain from appearance of evil, see 1 Thessalonians 5:22

5. Cut short angry and bitter situations see Ephesians 4:26,27

Once you understand what spiritual warfare is and guard yourself appropriately you’ll win over Satan devices. Truth be told, demons will wait patiently for you to become careless and weakened, then they will launch attack. Jesus commanded us to watch and pray.


by Dr. Ephraim John Udofia