4 Spiritual-Warfare Lessons to Defeat the Demons Coming Against You DR. JOSEPH WARREN WALKER III for Charisma News
Demons and demonic activity are subjects that are often avoided because of fear. When demons have turned your life upside down in the past, your natural reaction is to avoid the very thought of a demon. However, avoiding demons is not the solution, because you were not designed to be on the run from demons. Instead, you have been given authority over them.
According to Luke 10:19, God has given you the authority to triumph over the enemy, declaring, “Look, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. And nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
To prevent demons from having free reign in your life, you have to walk in the authority Christ has given you. Here are some things you can do to defeat the demonic attacks upon your life.
1. Use your time of peace to prepare for times of spiritual warfare.
Don’t allow the silence of the enemy to fool you into thinking there is no activity. Demons are always present. They are waiting on their next assignment. The apostle Peter teaches us the following in 1 Peter 5:8: “Be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” There is no off-season when it comes to your adversary. Do not confuse low activity with no activity. You have to use the time of no warfare to fortify yourself against attacks of the enemy.
2. Never surrender to your opponent.
When you are living a life for God, you have to recognize the power that you have to stand on the head of the enemy that formerly lived in your head. No longer does the enemy have control over your mind, but you cannot lose your mind in the process and forget how to stand strong in the face of the enemy. Paul provides sound advisement on how to stand in the face of the enemy in his message to the church at Ephesus, declaring in Ephesians 6:10–11: “Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”