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Spiritual Warfare Attacks

Why do some Christians experience more spiritual warfare than others?

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I am a prayer warrior have been for years... I have ongoing attacks.. I look around and so many families seem to be thriving and mine is falling apart...I wonder if its the prayer time..that brings this on.. Should it not be the opposite?
---teresa on 3/7/16


Ephesians 6:12-13
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Your battle is not against flesh and blood.
But against spiritual forces over whom God has given us authority.
This battle has be fought with the weapons of God.
---Silvano on 10/15/09


Then we have rulers of the darkness of this world. This has to do with everthing, every
system that is anti-God. They rule the minds of those that don't have Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. Satan kingdom is the kingdom of darkness, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Kingdom is the kingdom of light. When a sinner comes to Jesus, he comes from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. They have great influence over the toughts of men, for example comunism,ateism,paganism. All this are in one way or another link to the powers or principalities.
---Silvano on 10/15/09


This forces act on the nations because of sin. But Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Satan brings death, but Jezus brings life and eternal life. As long as a christian repents and ask God for forgiveness on a daily bases even for the sins he was not aware of he will be, Hr will be protected from the atacts of the enemy by the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit of God helps us in this war. He has all the forces of the enemy on check. He knows thir every move.what they think, what their plans are. For greater is the one in us than the one that is in the world. In this war we are shielded by the Holy Spirit.
---Silvano on 10/15/09


The Lord Jesus Has given us authority over Satan. If you are a real christian you cannot remain passive. You have to pray in a daily basis. Millions of people die daily without getting saved, and millions that die are save. But the ones that go to hell are the most. Because most of the world is pagan. Many of them know about God, but God will not force them because he respects men freedom of choice.
Anually over 70 million people die because of different reasons, and in one way or the other the power of darkness of this world has something to do with it.

The good thing is that all the forces of the enemy were defeted on the cross of the Calvary by our Lord Jesus and through his resurrection we achieved the ultimate victory.

---Silvano on 10/15/09




The same word says it, spiritual warfare. As soon as you become christian you become an enemy of Satan and inmediately you stand at war against him. Wether you want or not every christian is involved in this war. And in this war if the christian wants to come up succesful. He has to wear the armor of God. If you wear the armor of God you should be able to withstand the attack of the enemy. Because the enemy will attack, but if you have the shield of faith,the belt of truth,the sword of the Spirit the word of God. The sandals of evangelism, the breastsplate of justice, and the helmet of salvation it should be possible to withstand the attacks of the enemy.
---Silvano on 10/14/09


The same word says it, spiritual warfare. As soon as you become christian you become an enemy of Satan and inmediately you stand at war against him. Wether you want or not every christian is involved in this war. And in this war if the christian wants to come up succesful. He has to wear the armor of God. If you wear the armor of God you should be able to withstand the attack of the enemy. Because the enemy will attack, but if you have the shield of faith,the belt of truth,the sword of the Spirit the word of God. The sandals of evangelism, the breastsplate of justice, and the helmet of salvation it should be possible to withstand the attacks of the enemy.
---Silvano on 10/14/09


If you are not going to do much for Jesus Satan probably will not bother you too much. Because you are no threat to him. Generally the more obedient you are to God the more you will suffer.
---catherine on 8/26/09


Some Christians experience more spiritual warfare than others for two reasons. 1st they are following God and His Word in the way He said to. 2nd they are not following God and His Word in the way He said to.
---Leslie on 8/25/09


first define spiritual warfare? If you are referring to demon possession and whatnot only, think again.

Ephesians 6:12 - For we wrestle not ...

Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
(breastplate of righteousness, etc)

Spiritual warfare is preaching the gospel, undergoing persecution and resisting temptation.

Mediums and satanists have more demon contact because they are open to them. It is the demons' choice to reveal themselves or not to.

Another possibility is that because they are spreading naturalism,denying spirits and God. this can be used to magnify the effect when life will be given to the image of the beast in the last days
---Jake on 8/22/09




Mike -- where did Christ say that that the pharisees were giving the people 'snake when they ask for a fish'.? I haven't heard this before.

He did criticize them for placing impossible burdens on people!
---Donna66 on 8/12/09


because the teachings or verses they receive from others do not apply in their lives.
this is biblical when the pharisees & experts in the law would demand too much from the people. result the people are stressed & weighed down
christ mentioned that the pharisees were giving the people 'snake when they ask for a fish'.
---mike on 8/11/09


I have also had an occuring dream about demons. I have for years now dreamt about demons about to possess me, however when it is about to take place,in my dream I pray the Lord's prayer and fight off the demon. I also physically fight hard to wake up and i do.
There was a posting regarding past occult situations. All i could say is that my xgirlfriend cast a spell on me by going to a witch doctor but I confronted her and told her that My real God is much powerful than hers and I prayed a lot.
Just pray before u go to sleep, I at times put on some Christian songs while I sleep and that also helps....also putting Jesus Christ' blood on my dreams as well. Hope this helps, please pray for all of us that have these dreams. God Bless you all
---Art on 7/7/09


Number 2: The more we experience who God is, the more we see the holiness of God and His High standards, the more we see how far we are and how much needs to be clean. Praise be to God that He already knows that and knows the mean He will use to deliver us blameless in the Day of our Lord.
---MarkV. on 7/6/09


I believe we experience more spiritual warfare as you grow in Christ. We are learning more and more about Christ and what He wants to teach us that we see more and more how far we are from what we should be. We see more sin in our lives because we recognize it easier then before. More and more we realize we fall so short of the glory of God. As God continues to clean us and bring out more that is found in us then we thought we had.
Now we can see more clearly the attacks that we could not see before. We were been attacked and we did not know it as much as we do now. We are more aware to not be so careless in our decisions as we once were. It's the sanctification in progress in our lives.
---MarkV. on 7/6/09


you mean like the apostles being flogged?put in prison,?shipwreckd?Iam sure they wore the whole armor of God,dont you?Christ said because we believe in him we will be PERSECUTED,because he was,even unto death.So actually the more you are the more your serving God actually.
---tom2 on 7/5/09


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because they live more in the flesh,than by the spirit,or they are being attacked by satan.The apostles were savagely persecuted during their lifetimes,and were all ultimately martyred.Would you call what they went through spiritual warfare?
---tom2 on 7/4/09


Could be they are trying to serve two masters.The treasures spoken of by jesus aren,t wordly treasures. They aren,t homes,money,cars,Its hard to say,but hopefully they are persecuted for kingdom sake reasons.
---tom2 on 7/4/09


jesus was persecuted and ultimately put to death for sin,but during his life and ministry he lived ,and told people his kingdom was not of this world. We as believers should also be telling people,and living our lives as he did. This will cause the world to persecute us just as they did him,and the apostles after he returned to heaven.I would say if you are not being persecuted,you may living in the world. Jesus said we would be persecuted just as he was.
---tom2 on 7/4/09


Spiritual warfare is surely brought on by ourselves often, but just as often, I have found I am not seeing something God really wants me to know. He allows me to go through certain things because it causes growth and opens my eyes to truth. Also, my total reliance on Him comes shining through in these times.
---Joyce on 7/2/09


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SusieB, you are correct and the reason for that is because those mature Christians are "resisting the devil and he will flee."

Give no creedence to the devil and what he's doing and he will flee. Only those who have experienced first hand betrayals, attacks from the enemy through words from others or false accusations from others and who resist them, know their authority in the Lord. Resist the devil and He will flee, it doesn't say fight back with him for all to see. So I agree with SusieB.
---anon on 7/2/09


amand6348:

While it's true that Satan benefits from scandals in high places, remember also that all people, even those in high places, are fallible and corruptible. Unfortunately, one of the dangers of being in a high place is that one often thinks that one deserves to be there because one is better than everyone else, that one is entitled to take liberties, and that one is immune to baser temptations. As the saying goes, "Pride goeth before the fall", and this is a natural law. Only those with the humility to keep vigilant can avoid the pitfalls.
---StrongAxe on 7/1/09


I have found that many who experience a great deal of spiritual warfare bring it on themselves and they enjoy the thrill of the drama of everyone knowing what is going on with them. Lots of strong Christians experience a great deal of spiritual warfare, but you never know about it.
---SusieB on 7/1/09


One reason is because some are being attacked by witches (who use demons) that are determined to harm or destroy.
---Betty on 7/1/09


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Once again Mima is spot on! Usually the battlefield of spiritual warfare is in the mind, not in the events of everyday life that claim most of our attention. Our actions may produce unwelcome results due to our own lack of judgment. Life is full of unavoidable hazards.It's most convenient, however, to pass the blame for these things to Satan. Our peace is in Jesus.

Satan is neither omnipresent nor omniscient. He doesn't know our thoughts and can't harass people everywhere at one time. His influence is everywhere, however. His victory is when we entertain his ideas in our mind leading us to confusion and doubt...or to sin. It's a false victory, though, as our true righteousness is in Christ.
---Donna66 on 7/1/09


It's because the devil goes after your anointing. Satan doesn't care anything about you except your anointing - he comes to steal, kill and destroy it and your life and your peace.

The more Word of God you have inside of you, and the more you are obeying the Word of God, the more you will be tried and tested and the more the devil will come after you - the anointing in you is what the devil hates and just like he did with Jesus, he'll show up anywhere at anytime, your job is to "RESIST" the devil and he will flee.
---anon on 7/1/09


I really want to answer the question and I am fully aware of the commotion my answer will cause.

Having said that here is the answer.
Many people refuse to be passive in their relationship with God. For example, take
holiness. Rather than depend upon the Lord for their holiness(imputed from the Lord) they insist on their holiness being granted to them on the basis of their behavior. People who thank and act like this often experienced much trouble. Also many times whatever complaints this people have about other people becomes their own stumbling block!!!!
---mima on 7/1/09


There could be several different reasons why.One God may be testing them for something,They may be serving now and satan is really upset about their victories,they may be saved but living with two minds. But swelling on the why me God attitude is not something anyone should be doing who is saved.As paul said with all his trials,I count it all joy,And we also need to have this attitude.
---tom2 on 6/30/09


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Well, it may be that ones of us do not consider ourselves to be getting attacked. Ones might be just going along with how Satan's attack is taking them. And ones of us can be under such attack, but consider it just to be an "emotional" or "psychological" thing for a secular doctor and drugs to manage. It is good to get the diagnosis straight, *if* a problem does have spiritual roots and is not just an "organic" thing. Spiritual attacks can have chemical and physical effects. So, if it's not clear . . . "let the peace of God rule in your hearts" (in Colossians 3:15) > seek first how God gets us in His peace, spiritually, then see how this effects the problem, and see what He has us doing in His peace.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/30/09


Think about it. If you were Satan, and just by making one pastor (woman or man of God) fall, you could disgust millions of people concerning religion, would you focus your energies on people one by one, or mostly on someone who was very strong in the faith, someone who if you made them fall, it would contribute to others losing their faith.

Remember the saying, "Kill two birds with one stone"?
---amand6348 on 6/30/09


All do, but some don't recongize it at the time.

Other think that justly deserved social reaction for being boors is "persecution for Christ's sake."

And I've met a few who think that the blowback from their own bad choices is "the devil coming against them."
---Cluny on 6/30/09


Some Christians are more superstitious than others...
---eric1968 on 6/30/09


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