Lesson 06: Spiritual Warfare - Designed to Take you Out
Lecturer: Chaifa Berry
Based on Chapters 4 of the Strategies of War book by Apostle Colette Toach
Curses are an effect of what has happened because of your sin, while spiritual warfare are ATTACKS - intentional, external attack to trip you up.
If you are not savvy, you will find that satan will slip the rug from right underneath your feet. Spiritual warfare is designed to steal your resources of energy, power and intellect. The enemy will tempt you into a fight with your spouse and fall into a spirit of strife instead of getting the job done.
Somebody used of satan will come with accusation and sap you of all your energy and wisdom so that when it comes to doing the real work of the ministry, you will have nothing left to give.
If you engage, you have given satan your best. You allow bitterness in your heart and retaliated with the same fruit and by the time you realize what just happened, satan would have taken you out.
That is why you must stop and sense the spirit of what is going on. When you feel the spirit of strife in the air, stop and calm your spirit. Then it is time to send those arrows back to where it came from!
Spiritual warfare often feels intense and personal. It is for you to recognize that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places.
You must learn to hear the voice of satan behind the words and discern the prayers that are coming against you. You must realize that it is not the person that is your enemy, but satan, releasing his power. If you give in to the same bitterness, you will indeed, reap the same curses.
So learn how to recognize warfare fast, so that you can deal with it and move on with the Lord. The good thing is that you can get up again and that you can launch an attack on his camp.