Spiritual battles are at the heart of every Christian life and can be a source of fear or confusion. Indeed, the presence of evil is very real in the world, and we all have to fight, at some point in our lives, against dark forces.
Saint Paul himself explained: “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.” (Ephesians 6:12). Spiritual battles are sometimes quite arduous, and it is not easy to know how to conduct them.
Here are 12 passages from the Bible on spiritual battles that fortify us in moments of distress and that assure us that victory is already acquired for those who remain with God!
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34)
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18)
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” (1 John 3:8)
“They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 1:19)
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
“He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” (Luke 10:18-19)
“The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalms 121:7-8)
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
“... One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.” (1 John 5:18)
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
“and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (Psalms 50:15)
Spiritual combat is a difficult reality that concerns every Christian. But for those who remain in God, victory is assured. So equip the weapons of spiritual warfare and ask for deliverance by joining the prayer communities on Hozana!