Shared by Teacher Ming
Where do Satan and his servants wage war to resist the Will of God? Especially to resist God’s children from having eternal life with God? Where does this war take place? It takes place in a realm that we cannot see, the spiritual realm.
So, this war is real, and although some people want to deny it, when you actually encounter it, you realize that there is no way you can deny the existence of this battlefield and its reality.
I Corinthians 2:14-15 “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments.”
What does this passage mean? It means the spiritual man can see through all things. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
It is mentioned here that the weapons of our warfare do not belong to flesh and blood. What Paul is telling us here is that apart from the war that we can see with our physical eyes, we need to realize that there is an unseen spiritual battlefield. Who is the opponent in the invisible spiritual realm? It is the strongholds of the evil one, his various schemes, and his self-exaltation that prevent people from recognizing God. What is the weapon of our warfare? It is the power we have before God; this is our weapon. The method of warfare is not between the flesh and blood that we are familiar with, but it is a battle in the Spirit, and all the Scriptures talk about this. Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”