Weekly Bible Teaching

Spiritual Battle
By Rev. John Cortright on 09/14/2014


2 Corinthians 2:11
We are not to be ignorant of Satan’s schemes. He has schemes, methodologies, working behind the scenes.

Ephesians 6:10-13

Our struggles are not in the senses’ realm. The battle is against rulers, against powers, against the forces of darkness, spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places.

Most people walk in darkness, oblivious, blinded by the god of this age.
Eph 2:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Acts 26:18

The devil, Satan, is the God of this age. He has a kingdom. He and his spiritual forces rule over kingdoms of this world. Luke 4:5-6; 1 John 5:19

The scriptures open up windows of the Spiritual realm and the battle that rages behind the scenes.
Revelation 12:1-9; Jude 1:9; 2 Kings 6:8-23; Daniel 10:1-20

2 Corinthians 11:3
The devil is subtle, crafty, and seductive. We don’t see him directly. We need to recognize his schemes. Our battle is to recognize the attack.

Don’t be quarrelsome, but rather be gentle to help others escape from the snare of the devil
2 Timothy 2:23-26

Pride / Conceit is part of the devil’s snare
1 Timothy 3:6-7

Covetousness, greediness – the love of money, is part of his weaponry. Fight the good fight!
1 Timothy 6:9-12

Jealousy, selfish ambition, comes from demonic, evil influence.
James 3:14-16

Lust is of the evil one of this world.
1 John 2:16

Idolatry is the worship of other gods, idolatry is actually worshipping devils/demons – the gods of this world. Deuteronomy 32:17; 2 Chronicles 11:15; Psalm 106:37; 1 Corinthians 8:4-7; 10:19-20

Be on the alert! Resist the devil.
1 Peter 5:8-9

Greater is he who is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4

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