The battle has always belonged to the Lord, It started in Heaven when the Devil tried to take over God’s Heaven (Revelation 12:7-10).
The Bible declares there was a war in Heaven, the Dragon, Meaning the Devil fought against, Michael and his Angels. The Devil and his Angels were cast out of Heaven, Down here on earth with us.
You and I are at war!
In fact, we are engaged right now in the mother of all battles. No war in history can compare with the battle you and i are fighting. It can be either the cause of your greatest joy as a Christian, or of your deepest pain. The war I am talking about is the spiritual warfare that you became a part of the day you trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
This war affects every area of your life. There is no way you can avoid the conflict. There is no bunker or foxhole you can crawl into that will shield you from the effects of this cosmic battle between the forces of God and the forces of Satan.
A lot of Christians don’t even know they’re at war. But others can see the results of the battle in their lives, because they have become casualties of Spiritual Warfare. Some Christians are emotional casualties of spiritual warfare. They are discouraged, depressed, downtrodden, and defeated.
Others are marital and family casualties. Divorce, conflict, and abuse are some of the battle scars these believers bear.
Still others have been morally wouned in the battle. They cannot control their passions, or else they make poor moral choices. F0r some Christians, the wounds have been inflicted on their finances. It’s not just a matter of how they use their credit cards. They are losing the financial battle because they are losing the spiritual battle.
I could list more casualties, but you get the picture. Since we are all at war, and since there is so much at stake both here and in eternity, we’d better find out what spiritual warfare is about and how to fight the battle successfully.