What Is Spiritual Warfare?

Just as Peter addresses the subject of spiritual opposition, so does every New Testament writer. We are given intelligence about our enemy’s character, intentions, schemes, and tactics, equipping us for battle, and bolstering our morale through the sure hope of the gospel of the kingdom.

Foundational to our conduct of spiritual warfare is standing firm in Christ against the schemes of the devil (Eph. 6:10–16). Against Satan’s accusations, we must stand firm in Christ’s payment of the debt of our sin on the cross and satisfaction of the wrath of God due us (Col. 2:13–15). Against Satan’s deceptions, we must stand firm in the revealed truth of God’s Word, the Bible (2 Cor. 10:1–5; Eph. 6:17; Col. 2:6–8. Against Satan’s temptations, we must stand firm in the power of the risen Christ, through whom we can resist the devil and walk worthy of the Lord (Eph. 6:10; Col. 1:9–12). Whatever we learn of our enemy’s efforts in the pages of God’s Word, we must look to Christ to counter them.

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