Spiritual Warfare, As Conflict
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For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way, since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.
since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments
For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.
Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
“Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
But I see a different law in the parts of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and taking me prisoner to the law of sin in the parts of my body.
In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.
In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
Just one thing: Live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith that comes from the gospel, not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your deliverance—and this is from God. For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him, read more.
having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I have.
Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you. Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.
This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.
But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:The salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Messiah
have now come,
because the accuser of our brothers
has been thrown out:
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.
Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
He set military commanders over the people and gathered the people in the square of the city gate. Then he encouraged them, saying, “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged before the king of Assyria or before the large army that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. He has only human strength, but we have Yahweh our God to help us and to fight our battles.” So the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah.
Fight the good fight for the faith;
take hold of eternal life
that you were called to
and have made a good confession about
in the presence of many witnesses.
Therefore, we ourselves boast about you among God’s churches—about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you endure.
Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world. Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.
Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted.
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
And do not bring us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.]
Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.
God—He clothes me with strength
and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer
and sets me securely on the heights. He trains my hands for war;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.read more.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand upholds me,
and Your humility exalts me. You widen a place beneath me for my steps,
and my ankles do not give way.
I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit,
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.
This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore,with truth like a belt around your waist,
righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness
for the gospel of peace.read more.
In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.
- Armor of God
- Be Strong!
- Being A Soldier
- Being Afraid
- Being Tempted
- Courage And Strength
- Encouraging One Another
- Life Struggles
- Names And Titles For Satan
- Overcoming Adversity
- Overcoming Hard Times
- Power, God's Saving
- Satan, As Tempter
- Sin, Avoidance Of
- Social duties
- Spiritual Vitality
- Spiritual Warfare
- Spiritual Warfare, Armour
- Spiritual Warfare, Causes Of
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In
- Staying Strong During Hard Times
- Strength And Faith
- Strength Of People
- Temptation, Resisting