When we hear “spiritual warfare,” there are a few things that may come to mind. Some may think of a priest casting the devil out of a person and some may think of rebuking the devil in problematic areas in our lives.

A more appropriate understanding of spiritual warfare is continuously replacing evil, negative, untrue thoughts with the Word of God. These thoughts come directly from Satan. If we have an ailment, instead of dwelling on the ailment and receiving the lie of it’s only going to get worse, we replace that thought with, “by Jesus’ stripes, I am healed.” If our marriage is rocky, instead of believing the lie of it’s over, we declare a prosperous marriage.

It’s during these times where we must remain consistent. The tiring part of spiritual warfare is replacing negative thoughts with the Word of God regarding the same circumstance over an extended period of time. However, it’s vital to be consistent if we want to win.

Whatever negative situation(s) we may be in, understand it’s spiritual warfare and we win with consistently replacing Satanic thoughts with the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 10:4 The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.