Spiritual Warfare – Part 2: Demons and DeliveranceJanuary 18, 2022
(Ruach HaKodesh, Session 19b)
In the Gospels we see Yeshua exercising authority over demonic powers and giving his disciples that same authority. But what does that look like in our world today? What methods or tactics are believers supposed to use as they battle against the forces of sin and darkness? In this episode, we continue the discussion from part one as we seek to obtain a Biblical perspective on spiritual warfare and assess common ideas among Christians today. We examine the practice of deliverance ministries and note the similarities and differences from what we see in Scripture. We also look at the role of ritual, symbolic actions and legal declarations often used among proponents of a certain style of spiritual warfare.
We as believers face opposition on three fronts: the world, the devil, and the flesh (Ephesians 2:1–3). Spiritual warfare is both internal and external. Each one of us struggles with sin and must choose to follow God at every given moment. But we must also stand against evil and injustice in the world, combat ungodly ideologies, and preach the good news. Spiritual warfare is not a unique circumstance that requires special tactics, but part of our everyday life as we follow Yeshua.