School of Spiritual Warfare

Why Christians should be taught Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare is a subject that has been discussed by some Christian sects especially those whose ministries are centred on delivering people from satanic bondages. However, it is an under taught subject matter.

From the book of Judges Chapter 3 verse 1 and 2, we see that there was a mandate for all the generations of Israel to know and be taught war.

Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before. (Judges 3:1-2 NIV)

From the above passage there are 4 things to take note of:

1. The LORD did not conquer all the nations.
2. He deliberately left some nations to be conquered by those who had no war experience.
3. Those who had no war experience had to be taught war.
4. The remaining nations were living in the Promised Land.

Shadows in the Old Testament

The Old Testament was a shadow of things to be revealed in the future through Jesus Christ. In the conquest against heathen nations we see a two stage development. The first, God conquers most of the nations, the second, God expects Israel to conquer the remaining nations.

The reality through Jesus Christ is exactly the same. Christ has triumphed and stripped rulers and authorities (satanic dominions) making a show of them publicly, triumphing over them on the cross at Calvary. (Colossians 2:15). This is the first stage in the conquest against Satan.

Let me explain a bit further of what Christ did.

1. He overthrew Satan, hence the kingdoms of the world have become the kingdoms of the LORD and his Christ and we are reigning on earth now (Revelation 11:15)
2. He declared the previous laws null and void (Colossians 2:14) hence leaving the previous landlords without an empowering law.

However, Christ did not drive them out of the land for us. The second stage of the conquest has been left for us to drive out Satan from the land he is occupying illegally. The bible says that the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. (Romans 16:20). It also says that God has subjected all things under the feet of Christ, and that He did not leave anything not subjected to Him. But now we do not see all things having been subjected to him. (Hebrews 2:8)

These things that are left are our responsibility; to put Satan under our feet. That is to crush all the powers of Satan and his cohorts. Actually, we are to make Satan and his cohorts obey Christ.

Satan is occupying your destiny

Did you know that everyone created by God has a divine destiny to pursue? However, Satan is occupying that vocation. Unless you marshal him off, he will always occupy your throne.

Hence, everyone that calls upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ should be taught and should experience Spiritual Warfare.

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