Although the Bible is generally a peaceful book, it also speaks of battles and wars. In the Old Testament, God commanded the nation of Israel to fight wars in order to prevent foreign nations from influencing them to worship idols. Unfortunately, the Jews failed, which led to punishments from God.
However, when Jesus Christ came, He promoted love among brethren, and even among enemies, which was previously unheard of. So where does spiritual warfare come in? In this day and age, we are taught to fight the demonic and evil systems in these world. These are not physical but spiritual enemies, hence the need for God’s spiritual armor.
Every Christian is subject in this warfare whether we like it or not. The only choices we have are to fight and be victorious, or not fight and be the victim. Read these verses and find out how you can defeat our spiritual enemies today.