In order to fight effectively in the spiritual battle being waged on this planet, you must first trust Christ to save you. You must then become aware of the goals and motives of Satan and of the spiritual strategies for overcoming him and his evil forces. As this knowledge is attained, then you must apply it.
Satan's demons work diligently to keep believers from believing that they exist and knowing how they function. Keeping you ignorant of the reality of spiritual warfare is one of their major goals. The Apostle Paul said it is important to know the enemy's strategies...
...lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. (2 Corinthians 2:11)
The call is to intelligent combat. Vital to understanding spiritual warfare is this basic principle:
We must recognize that the battles of life, whether spiritual, emotional, mental, financial, or relational are all outward manifestations of a direct or indirect spiritual cause.
Although in the natural world things often appear to be simply circumstances of life, the root causes of these events originate in the spiritual world.
Man has tried to correct the evils around him through education, legislation, demonstration, and strenuous effort, but all to no avail. The evils in this world are the results of underlying spiritual causes and they cannot be corrected by natural efforts.
Examine each of the following areas of your life and identify battles that you are facing:
What spiritual factors are underlying your battles in these areas? Pray about this. Remember, as you analyze these factors, that behind every battle there is always a direct or an indirect spiritual cause.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.