The Bible contains numerous verses that address the reality of spiritual warfare.
Spiritual Warfare Scriptures You Need to Know
Here are ten scriptures that are often cited in this context:
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV) "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings."
James 4:7 (NIV) "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV) "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
Luke 10:19 (NIV) "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you."
1 John 4:4 (NIV) "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
Revelation 12:7-9 (NIV) "Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him."
1 Timothy 4:1 (NIV) "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."
2 Timothy 2:3-4 (NIV) "Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer."
Psalm 91:11-12 (NIV) "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
These scriptures highlight the spiritual battles that believers face and emphasize the importance of relying on God's strength and protection in the midst of these challenges. Remember to interpret and apply these verses in the context of your faith and spiritual journey.
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