Spiritual warfare

Christian life is a constant spiritual warfare which lasts from the creation of the world and embraces whole Universe - both visible and invisible worlds. This is a fight „not 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" (Eph.6:12), against the worst enemy of every Christian - devil and his wiles.

Spiritual warfare is the most complex and dangerous of all kinds of wars, because the price of it is the most precious - human souls. That's why every Christian is called to take part in it and win. Unfortunatelly, very often people run to two extremes: some think that devil and his kingdom of darkness do not exist, others see him at every step they take. None of these opinions works for us. Our enemy is strong and dangerous, so we shouldn't underestimate him, and at the same time we shouldn't be afraid, but fight with confidence that we are already winners in Jesus, Who not only defeated devil at the cross, but also has given us power to do so. Main instructions concerning fighting the spiritual warfare we have in Holy Scriptures.

In this section we will consider everything that concerns our enemy (his tactics and strategy, enemy's hierarchy and possible ways of influence) and means to fight with him (help of our allies, armour and spiritual discipline) in order to stand against all devil's attacks with dignity and win the war for the most precious. «For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?»
( Мth.16:26).

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