Eight Truths About Spiritual Warfare

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

The Bible makes it clear that there is more to the world than meets the eye. There is an unseen spiritual world, undetectable by our natural eyes, but real nevertheless. And a part of this spiritual world is at war to gain control over you.

Spiritual warfare has affected men and women ever since Satan first tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. The battle still rages today, and the Bible has a lot to say about our future warfare against the forces of darkness.

Revelation 12 gives us a glimpse of eight important truths about what we can expect from spiritual warfare, even as we live today:

  • Satan rules over a kingdom of evil angels (vs. 3-7).
  • There will one day be a battle in the heavens between the angels of God under Michael and the angels of Satan (v. 3).
  • The devil’s kingdom of evil opposes God and His Kingdom (vs. 3-7).
  • The kingdom of evil will be defeated by the archangel Michael, who apparently serves in this battle as the commander of God’s holy angels and angelic army (vs. 7-8).
  • Satan and his angels will be dethroned from their place of prominence in Heaven (v. 9).
  • Satan and his angels will be cast down to earth to bring woe to mankind (vs. 9, 12).
  • The kingdom of evil is a kingdom of intense hatred against the people of God. Satan’s forces make war against those who “keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus” (vs. 13- 17).
  • Since the activities of these wicked angels are identical with those of the evil spirits and demons found elsewhere in Scripture, they must represent the same evil creatures.

As you can see, a constant theme resounds throughout Revelation: An epic spiritual battle is taking place now, and it will continue for some time into the future. However, there is no doubt about which side will win; so the bottom line comes to where you are standing when the epic battle reaches its highpoint.

Where Do You Stand?

The devil recognizes three types of people to recruit: prisoners, targets, and adversaries. Which one of these best describes you right now? Is it time to make a change?

Why not spend some time right now sitting with the Lord, worshipping Him, and talking to Him. Claim the truth of Revelation 12:11 over your life:

“I am overcoming Satan by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of my testimony, and because I will not love my own life, even when faced with death!”

Testify aloud to the Lord’s goodness, love, and power over your life. Agree with Him that by His power, you will love Him more than you love your own life!

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