The Bible is explicit: Christians live in a battlefield, contending with three distinct opponents; the world, the flesh and the devil. e battles are real, and so are the casualties. Too many Christians lose more battles than they win and endure their walk with God rather than enjoy it. They consistently lose battles they should be winning. Those who choose to ignore, ridicule, or run from the realities of spiritual warfare, are putting themselves at a huge disadvantage in this conflict. Christians must learn to be strategic in their responses to these three enemies, learning how to fight biblically and effectively rather than just sincerely.
In Spiritual Warfare, Dr. Karl I. Payne, a pastor, teacher, discipleship trainer and apologist, has written a guidebook on the subject of spiritual warfare that is clear, biblical and transferable. The message and material contained in it has been communicated in a manner that a new Christian can understand and a battle-tested warrior can personally utilize while sharing with others. Through his teaching on how to recognize and resolve attacks from the world, the flesh, and the devil, we also learn that we are more than conquerors in Christ, and that we should live life on a daily basis as victors rather than victims. As Dr. Payne clearly states, our Savior and our faith are more than enough to guarantee we have consistent victory over the infernal triad actively seeking to distract, discourage, and destroy us.
Published October 4, 2011