Spiritual warfare as conflict

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The warfare believers must fight is spiritual, personal, intense and continual. It calls for courage, determination and prayer, and therefore believers must stand in God’s strength and use the armour he has provided.


General descriptions of spiritual conflict

It is spiritual

Ephesians 6:12 KJV 1900
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.
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It is personal

Luke 22:31–32 KJV 1900
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
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It is strenuous

Hebrews 12:4 KJV 1900
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
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It is continual

Ephesians 6:13 KJV 1900
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
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How believers are to fight

With courage

1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV 1900
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
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With determination

1 Timothy 6:12 KJV 1900
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
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With watchfulness

1 Peter 5:8 KJV 1900
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
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With prayer

Ephesians 6:18 KJV 1900
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
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Standing in God’s strength

Ephesians 6:10 KJV 1900
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
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Using the armour of God

Ephesians 6:11 KJV 1900
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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