Some time ago the Lord spoke to me about Spiritual Warfare, he said to me, “there are at least six points of strategic spiritual warfare required to properly deal with the gates of hell and bring the kingdom of God through.”
“my people,” He said “are only aware of one and don’t even do the one effectively. Satan, however, sabotages my people actively on these six areas and counters with his own strategies too.”
“What nation will engage with an enemy with only the infantry or the airforce, without the combination of its intelligence, infantry, naval, airforce and all the relevant corps to assure it’s victory?” He reasoned
“For there to be effective and repeatable victory at a life level, my people need to understand and contend at these six points of warfare”
He then went on to explain to me these six areas believers need to pay attention to in engaging with Spiritual warfare.
Here are a few things to remember when thinking about Spiritual Warfare:
- The victory that Christ won for us is in the heavenlies, we need to fight the good fight of faith and good works to bring it into manifestation and our experience.
- Therefore every individual, family, community and nation that want to live Godly in Christ Jesus will encounter Spiritual warfare. Darkness has to be conquered on a spiritual, cultural and life level for people to experience the full kingdom life on this earth.
- Spiritual warfare will involve three levels, a. The spiritual b. Thought level c. Action level. These three spheres must be engaged for the fruit of our spiritual warfare to be experienced.
- Every form of Warfare requires wisdom, strategy, methods and tactics.
What are these methods?
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my Ekklesia; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Paul a profound teacher and exponent of the kingdom of God shares with us that we do not contend against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, spiritual wickedness in high places and rulers of darkness of this world; he further explains that the weapons of our warfare are not physically sourced or resourced, but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge and opinion of God and bringing every thought and idea into captivity, making it obey Christ.
What Jesus and Paul said clearly suggests that the body of Christ is at war with the gates of hell. He has won the victory and has given us the power and authority to engage the gates of hell, exercise our dominion and reclaim people from his kingdom.
There are two kingdoms in this world, the kingdom of God and the Kingdom of this world which is ruled by Satan (he hijacked the spiritual and moral systems of mankind in Eden from Adam and his wife. )
Every physical kingdom of men (geographical, ethnic, ideological etc) are subsets of this two kingdoms, God reintroduced his kingdom into the world of men, also called the cosmos, which is really the spiritual and socio Cultural system that defines mankind.
This world system (cosmos) is based on the ideas and actions of men and women in rebellion against God and under the dominion and inspiration of Satan through sin (sin is the best of nature that produces a bent of life).
Jesus Christ came as a progenitor of a new race and culture, (the Last Adam) who came to be the standard and stock for people who will be Redeemed from the life of sin, (rebellion and it’s effects of death) given a new nature and will live a life in subjection to Christ, inspired by the holy spirit and in right alignment with God and his principles
Here are the six point of spiritual warfare
In part two we will delve deeper into the six points of Warfare.