How to Engage in Spiritual Warfare
If you think spiritual warfare is irrelevant to you, you may already be losing the battle. At least you’re ripe for Satan’s picking.
Demons have a notorious way of acclimatizing to where they are, warns Tope Koleoso, pastor of Jubilee Church in London. And in secular Western society, this means playing right into our neglect and diminishing of the supernatural.
But Ephesians 6, and the rest of the Scriptures, would have us stay aware of the unseen realm, and remember that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against . . . the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). It is not Christian to suppress the supernatural.
In this new episode of Theology Refresh, Koleoso talks frankly about our tendency to be skeptical, and practically about the process of spiritual warfare for the Christian leader. He challenges us to prayer and patience when the Holy Spirit prompts us that something is not ordinary and that perhaps demonic forces may be involved. He also addresses the role of the plurality of leaders, as well as the importance of unity among the leaders in the enterprise of spiritual warfare. You’ll appreciate how wise and careful he is, and how practical he gets.
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