For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”Ephesians 6:12
Spiritual warfare is a very real part of the Christian journey. In battling the forces of good and evil for control over our thoughts and actions, we have to learn to separate the voices that we hear. Scripture tells us to “take captive every thought making it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5. We need to take control of our thoughts and our emotions. How would our struggles change if we realized that every conversation, argument, or encounter with another was also a battle for our peace?
Don’t miss this 5-minute video with a POWERFUL Spiritual Warfare Deliverance prayer to pray daily to armor up and protect you in the battle!
What thoughts do you “wrestle” with on a regular basis?
What are the lies that the evil one wants to plant as seeds in your heart?
What thoughts are the voice of the Holy Spirit calling you deeper into truth and freedom?
In this conversation, Lisa Martinez, the Founder of Little With Great Love, and I discuss deciphering who is speaking into our hearts. Then, through the use of a detailed graphic, we break down the fruits of the words of the kingdom of darkness versus the words of light of the kingdom of God.
Listen as we shed light on these areas of darkness that the evil one can use to confuse and frustrate. This discussion is an invaluable resource for navigating these somewhat difficult areas of discernment.
The evil one comes to divide and separate. He creates chaos and confusion. His methods leave us feeling more alone and isolated.
NOTES from VIDEO on Attributes of the Devil:
- Proud: 1 Timothy 3:6
- Fierce: 1 Peter 5:8
- Powerful: Jude 9
- Deceitful: Ephesians 6:11
- Subtle: 2 Corinthians 11:3
- Liar: John 8:44
The voice of the Holy Spirit brings peace and comfort. It calls us to greater truth and love.
In our battle with spiritual warfare, we fight with tools of discernment and authority given to us by Christ.
Resources noted on the video:
- Spotify Restoration Playlist
- Pints with Aquinas
- Books: Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits
- Abiding Together with Heather Kym, Michelle Benzinger, and Sr. Miriam James