The Significance of Effective Spiritual
Warfare in Personal Evangelism
The war is real - "Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels."
Reality of the spirit realm - And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan
standing at his right hand to resist him. Zechariah 3:1; Read Daniel 10
Demons exist - "When Jesus arrived on the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gadarenes, two men who were
possessed by demons met him..." Matthew 8:28
We are in a war - For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen
world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
They are trying to stop the gospel message from reaching people - In their case the god of this world has blinded the
minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2nd Corinthians 4:4
We are on the winning side - "Don't be afraid!" Elisha told him. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!" 2nd Kings 6:16
Angels are here to help us win - "What are all the angels? They are spirits sent to serve those who are going to receive
We are given spiritual authority to bind and loose on the earth - As Born Again Christians in Covenant with God we are assured
that God will back us up when we deny the enemy the rght to hinder people from responding to the Gospel and coming to the Lord for
salvation. Matthew 18:18
We have the keys to the kingdom of Heaven - We are given the authority and ability to escort people into the Kingdom of God.
This is like being handed the keys to a highly restricted area where there is an abundant supply of everything we desire. Matthew 16:19
We have the authority to cast out devils - Luke 16:15-18 - One of the reasons we have that authority is because legal entry into the
Earth realm is through being born of a woman and possessing a physical body. Your physical body is the sign of your authority in the earth.
When God wanted to make significant changes in the earth He had to get a physical body and be born of a woman.
Suggested Reading:This Blog Postexplains in detail the authority of your physical body in the Earth
Binding the Strongman - In order to loose a soul from the spiritual prison of unbelief many times we have to bind or cast out
the ruling spirit in that person's life which is causing them to resist the message of the Gospel. Mark 3:27
The devil wants to keep that person in bondage so sometimes we first need to disable the spirit(s) that are active in that
person's life blocking them from hearing and understanding the true message of the Gospel. 2nd Corinthians 4:4
Fasting: Defeating the Spirit of Unbelief - "But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." Matthew 17:21
Fasting helps you to flow easier in the spirit realm and articulate your spiritual tools and weapons more effectively.
The Authority in Jesus name - "In my name shall they cast out devils..." Mark 16:17