Jump directly to the Content

Engaging the Enemy

5 church leaders describe a time when they encountered spiritual warfare

Most Christians acknowledge the reality of spiritual warfare. After all, Paul warned that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the … powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph. 6:12)." The trickier question seems to be, how exactly do we wrestle? How do we—confined by flesh-and-blood bodies in a physical world—wage war in the heavenly realms? We asked a handful of church leaders to share about a time when they encountered spiritual warfare, and what they learned through their experiences.

To go deeper, see our recommended resources on spiritual warfare.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
Ur Video: The Best (Or Worst) Prayer Ever?
Ur Video: The Best (Or Worst) Prayer Ever?
What does the "smokin' hot wife" prayer teach us about praying in public?
From the Magazine
Why Defining Gossip Matters in the Church’s Response to Abuse
Why Defining Gossip Matters in the Church’s Response to Abuse
Have we tamed the tongue too much? Christians work to recover a biblical understanding of harmful hearsay vs. healthy criticism.
Editor's Pick
Visitation Is Still Our Vocation
Visitation Is Still Our Vocation
We may face new challenges, but the heart of our calling remains the same.
close