BENEFITS OF LEARNING SPIRITUAL WARFARE
(Thirty plus years ago God put Don Rogers in my life. He trained and mentored me in spiritual ministry. When he was no longer able to minister, I had the privilege of taking over his “Spiritual Warfare Ministries”. He had written many articles about spiritual warfare. I have edited and added to his work for this blog.)
Learning about spiritual warfare takes work. Of course demons themselves oppose us because they don’t want us learning about how to have victory over them. They want to keep us ignorant, as many Christians are. Our flesh always wants to take the easy way in what we do, and studying, humbling ourselves, confessing sin, overcoming fear and other things is not easy. Yet it is the only path to victory. Jesus talked about Satan more than anyone in the Bible. If it was a part of His life it is a part of ours as well. The benefits far outweigh the difficulties, though. A commitment to spiritual warfare means:
- A New Attitude – You begin to think like an overcomer with a victorious attitude. You walk according to your inheritance of grace in Christ. You no longer have an attitude of playing it safe or seeking not to rock the boat. You realize you want to be on the front lines for God, not trying to live the comfortable life with as few problems as possible.
- A Greater Focus – You carefully guard against the attempts to distract you or to push your buttons. You recognize that the enemy likes to entangle God’s people in the cares of this world or provoke us to react in the flesh. You understand the importance of keeping your eyes on the Lord and standing in faith upon God’s character, not in your abilities.
- A Necessary Discipline – You have begun to discipline yourself on all levels. You are setting more time aside for study and prayer. You are spending more time being alert and obedient to the leading of the Spirit.
- A More Balanced Biblical World View – You take very seriously the Biblical warnings to God’s people about an enemy that is real.
Every soldier needs to know his enemy. He needs ot become very familiar with the weapons and tools given him to overcome the enemy. It takes work, time and practice to learn to use those weapons, but victory depends on the ability to overcome. We have a skillful, powerful, deceitful enemy who is committed to destroying us so it’s important we learn how to defend ourselves and our loved ones.
The best way to start learning about spiritual warfare is to read my “Spiritual Warfare Handbook”. It is available on my web site https://www.christiantrainingonline.org/ or you can email me and I will send you an ecopy free – firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have read that then my second book, “Spiritual Warfare and the Bible,” is good. In it I start in genesis and trace spiritual warfare through the Bible and church history up to today. Each passage about it is explained and applied. It is available on the web site or by emailing me as well. There are many more articles, blogs and messages on my web site as well. If you ever have any questions or would like pray for something you are facing please don’t hesitate to email me. God bless!
Recently I have compiled my almost 400 SPIRITUAL WARFARE BLOGS INTO 3 BOOKS (PDF) and put them on the spiritual warfare web site (https://www.christiantrainingonline.org/our-ministries/spiritual-warfare/learning-more/) You can find them on www.christiantrainingonline.org/ Go to the Spiritual Warfare web site ten clock on Learning More (Books) and you’ll find them. The best part is that I’ve thoroughly indexed them so you can look for any subject or topic you are interested in. There is an index in each book, but also a separate book that is just an index for all the topics covered in all the blogs. Hopefully you can easier find the information you are looking for that way. Pass these books on to others who might enjoy them. Read a blog a day and you’ll learn about Spiritual Warfare a little bit at a time. God bless!
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