• Dathan Belanger

What is Spiritual Warfare?

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Spiritual warfare has existed since Eve ate the apple.

Is Satan a real thing?

Many pastors and Christians today choose to focus on the positive and basically ignore Satan. Many that call themselves Christian believe Satan is merely a symbol of evil and does not exist in the present. Talk of the devil is an uncomfortable subject at best.

It is difficult to believe what your eyes do not tell you. Pages of the bible do not describe Satan’s appearance. He is probably not a man dressed in red with horns holding a pitchfork as we are led to believe

Satan is a powerful spirit and a fallen angel. As a prince of this world, he leads through fear, anger, and lies. He is not visible to our eyes unless he decides to show himself.

“Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14, KJV).

Satan’s plan is to take away people’s faith in God. Specifically, faith that God is the Father of us all. If he accomplished this and Genesis is ignored then Christianity’s foundation fails. Do not make the mistake of thinking the devil isn’t an idiot. He has a long time to practice his trade. The father of lies knows where to manipulate our free will to turn us from the faith.

The battle rages to this day. As Christians, it is our role to take up the cross and fight against this. Satan’s worst defeat was his failure to prevent Jesus from going to the Cross. It is important to know that the Cross was not Satan’s triumph but his greatest defeat.

We have weapons to resist. The Holy Spirit lives within us, It’s the armor of God that is inside of us.

Many ask if God is good, then why did he allow evil to enter his creation?

God did not. Adam and Eve allowed this to happen. The Bible teaches us that Satan is the writer of sin. It was the rebel of Adam and Eve against God that we suffer today, including death itself.

Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)

I tell you the devil is everywhere you least expect. He is a virus that is not going away. Even a church which is Christ’s body (Rom 12:5,1 Cor 12:12–27, Eph 3:6, 4:15–16 and 5:23, Col 1:18 and 1:24), is vulnerable to attack when they begin to drift from the word.

Satan is the Father of lies. God is the Father of the Truth.

Follow the truth and it will free you.


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