is characterized by intentional violence on the part of large bodies of
individuals who are expressly organized to
participate in such violence.
A simple definition of war is: an act of force intended to compel our opponent to
fulfill our will.
Satan is constantly using the forces of evil to compel you
to fulfill his will.
One important general frequently expressed his personal wish that he could
fight the highest enemy leader and the victor of the personal fight would
settle the war.
This has already been done in the spiritual realm by
our Commander. Through His death and
resurrection, Jesus conquered the power of the enemy. The final outcome of the
war is already revealed in God's Word.
But the rebel forces of resistance are still in
the land. Jesus conquered the leadership, but to us is given the task of
overcoming these pockets of resistance.
The early Church viewed their spiritual experience in terms of warfare.
Protection is described as the "armor of God."
of God is compared to a "sword."
attacks are fiery darts and faith
is the "good fight."
told to "war a good warfare."
God uses natural principles to explain
what is happening in the spirit world.
nation is at war, the life-style of
that nation is affected. Residents are alert to invasion and extra guards are
posted at national borders.
You must understand: We are at war! We should adopt a wartime life-style in the
main objective of warfare is victory over the enemy.
A soldier must receive basic training on how to achieve these objectives.
Training includes: 1. learning about the enemy,2. his tactics,
3. how to use the weapons of warfare, 4. and the battle plan.
Some components of the battle and training include:
Propaganda- Enemy nations always spread false propaganda (or
Proposals- Strategies of nations
at war are to weaken the enemy by diplomatic proposals. These are suggested
compromise. Satan uses compromise with
Intelligence- When nations are at war, there is always an intricate
organization of intelligence. Each side
has intelligence forces dedicated to gathering information about the other. The
intelligence forces collect and analyze all available information on the enemy.
They communicate what they have learned to the soldiers engaged in combat.
within the ranks with the Commander,
attacks - where you are hit head
siege or blockade - A siege or
blockade is when the enemy takes control of territory not belonging to him. Spiritual
bondage is similar to a siege or blockade in the natural world. The enemy breaks through your spiritual
walls and part of your life is brought under his control.
and Occupy - This is similar to demonic possession in the spirit world.
The unsaved or backslidden person is under the control of an evil spirit which
has entered to possess them.
so much more and so many places we could stop and spend some time so you can
get a deep revelation of the war we are in and enemy tactics..
are in a time process with constraints so I must move on‚?¶..
One thing about warfare that seems to evade the church world
today is the fact that we as
the body of Christ are the Soldiers in this warfare. Yes we have individual
overcoming and transformation to brave.
But we are in this together we are His Body!
The more we become organic in our life together, the
more we will be able and willing to see Jesus through other people.