Spiritual Warfare

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12 KJV)

The Lord Jesus came into the world to destroy the devil's work and to set captives free. One important characteristic of Kingdom ministry is leading people out of bondage into freedom from the enemy. The Bible clearly teaches that the Christian has an enemy--Satan and wicked spirits. Our enemy is described as wicked, subtle, powerful and determined to hinder us in every way possible so that the testimony and reputation of the Lord Jesus will come under suspicion. To accept the authority of the Bible means that we may not minimize the seriousness or power of sin, error or the enemy. This section includes Biblical teaching on the glory of the Lord Jesus and his victory over Satan, the vulnerability of the believer to demonic attack through sin and error, the methods used by Satan to hinder and attack the believer, and the Lord Jesus' provision for the believer's protection from demonic attack.