Spiritual Warfare

As a Christian, we believe that there are spiritual forces at work in the world that we cannot see, and that these forces can sometimes be malevolent and seek to harm us. These spiritual attacks can come in many forms, including physical illness, mental health struggles, financial hardship, and relationship problems. In this blog, we'll explore what spiritual attacks are, how to recognize them, and what we can do to protect ourselves against them.

What are spiritual attacks?
Spiritual attacks are negative and destructive influences that come from spiritual sources. These sources could be demonic entities, negative influence. from others, or even our own thoughts and emotions. The Bible describes these spiritual forces as "principalities and powers" (Ephesians 6:12), and warns that we must be vigilant against them. Spiritual attacks can manifest in many different ways, but they all share the common goal of causing harm to our spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.

How to recognize spiritual attacks
Recognizing a spiritual attack can be difficult, as they often disguise themselves as ordinary problems. However, there are some signs that can help us identify when we are under attack.

These include:
  1. A sudden onset of negative thoughts and emotions
  2. Feeling disconnected from God
  3. Unexplainable physical or emotional pain
  4. Persistent financial problems or job loss
  5. Strained relationships with loved ones
  6. Feeling overwhelmed or oppressed by a sense of darkness or evil

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you are under spiritual attack.

Protecting yourself against spiritual attacks
Thankfully, there are steps we can take to protect ourselves against spiritual attacks. These include:
  1. Pray regularly: Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we have against spiritual attacks. When we pray, we invite God into our lives and ask Him to protect us from evil.
  2. Read the Bible: The Bible is full of wisdom and guidance for dealing with spiritual attacks. By reading and studying God's word, we can gain the knowledge and strength we need to resist the enemy.
  3. Surround yourself with positive influences: Being around positive people who share our values can help us stay strong in the face of spiritual attacks. It's important to surround ourselves with people who encourage us and build us up.
  4. Focus on others: Many times when we start "stinking thinking" we become selfish which makes our thoughts darker. Focusing on others in prayer and service allows us refocus and capture our thoughts.
  5. Seek professional help: If you are experiencing serious mental health or physical problems, it's important to seek professional help. Sometimes, these problems can be symptoms of a spiritual attack, and a trained professional can help you identify and address them.

Spiritual attacks are real, and as Christians, we must be vigilant against them. By staying close to God, surrounding ourselves with positive influences, and using spiritual tools, we can protect ourselves from the enemy's attacks. Remember, "greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4), and with God's help, we can overcome any spiritual attack that comes our way.

In Love,

Pastor Jody

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Paige Estes Luyendyk - April 6th, 2023 at 12:52pm

This is so appropriate for the times we are living in. The devil has been busily creating havoc in every area. Since his days are numbered and he knows it. Stay prayed up everyone. Peace 🙏

Pastor Jody - April 7th, 2023 at 7:43am

Amen! He's no longer hiding!