Wow. For a succinct question the answer is way complex.
For me, the mind, body and soul must be a cohesive unit striving toward...whatever goal - large, small or microscopic. When those three things aren't lined up and going in the same direction there is a kind of internal, or spiritual warfare within my being. Which voice do I listen to? What is the right path?
Another part to spiritual warfare is sending out prayers to friends and family in need. Once spoken they cannot be unspoken. Those words are now out in the universe being carried on angels wings. They are the sword and shield within the universe that engage in spiritual battle on your behalf.
I believe there is SOMETHING to that phrase: Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it.
That's my take on it. It's getting late and I don't want to sound crazier than I really am.
This portion is poetic. 'Once spoken they cannot be unspoken. Those words are now out in the universe being carried on angels wings. They are the sword and shield within the universe that engage in spiritual" battle on your behalf." Beautiful!
I believe that the definition of spiritual warfare to be concise is the battle between good and evil. We live in a world today that has clearly changed from a society that saw those lines very clearly not so many years ago to one in which the lines very easily blur now for many. Regardless of your religious beliefs, and I am a Bible believing Christian, everyone should have a moral compass. In my case mine is the Bible and what it teaches me with the 10 commandments as a great place to start. There is however so much more that we can learn from the teachings of Jesus about forgiveness, and loving our enemies, being non-judgmental, etc. I believe that Satan exists and seeks to destroy our morality everyday, that is his job! We as believers, even as non believers, should seek to maintain a basically good moral life. I personally think that if you do that as an out cropping of your faith or just because you think it is the right thing to do, it becomes easier to do it consistently with the passing of time. The Bible teaches us in the book of James "Draw near to God and he will draw near to you" What better ally to have in a Spiritual battle than God himself!
I cannot define it because it is an illusion. A need for the ego. It is concept vs concept. Without concepts, what is there? Emptiness. Can there be a war with nothingness? If nothing exists there is nothing to fight with. So peace is the only reality when you transcend all concepts.
Believers VS Non-Believers who are hell bent on trying to change or defeat one another instead of simply accepting their differences and let "judgment day" determine which side was right.
The great thing about living in a place where there is supposedly separation of church and state people are allowed to believe or not believe whatever they want.
Spiritual warfare is: Promoting the truth of Jesus Christ and His gospel message against the lies of the enemy, because the lies are many but the truth is one. Jesus is the way, the TRUTH, and the life.
2nd Corinthians ch10:
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Spiritual warfare happens in the mind. If we believe something to be true, it doesn't matter if it is actually false, our minds make it true when we want it to be. Tearing down these strongholds built with lies of the enemy in other people's minds, is the goal of spiritual warfare.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." - Ephesians ch6 v12.
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