Good Desires or Bad Desires, It’s Your Choice

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

The Spirit Produces Good Desires To Counter The Desires of the Flesh I have been a Christian since I was 9 years old. Early in my teens I had a desire to live for God but didn’t know how. I soon figured out there were four priorities that our church believed to be the key […]

How To Defeat the Flesh [It Starts With A Choice]

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

The Way To Defeat The Flesh Is Ultimately A Matter Of Choice A man was sitting in a rocking chair on his porch. His dog was sitting near him whimpering and howling. A neighbor walked by and asked what was wrong with the dog? The man in the rocking chair said he was sitting on […]

The Symptoms Of Attacks By The Flesh

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

Recognizing Attacks By The Flesh I once worked as the manager of the service department of a computer company. When someone brought in a computer they would describe what was wrong, the symptoms. The first thing we did for them was run diagnostics. This enabled us to understand the root problem causing the symptoms. Problems […]

Understanding Evil Desires – The Similarities and Differences

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

Evil Desires Are Distinguishable From One Another We live in a wonderful, diverse world! God has blessed us with incredible beauty and variety in creation. Two examples come to mind, birds and trees. There are over 900 different wild bird species in North America, north of the Mexican border. How many of those do you […]

Temptation Is A Step On The Path To Sin [But It’s Not The First Step]

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

Temptation Is The Second Step On The Path To Sin In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus compared the ease of following a life of sin with the difficulty of following a life of righteousness. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it […]

Evil Desires – The Way All Three Enemies Attack Us

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

The Flesh, World And Satan Attack Us In Similar Ways The first step in learning how to defend ourselves from our three spiritual enemies is to understand how they attack us. Although they use a similar method, their attacks are different. Fortunately the Bible distinguishes their attacks for us. This enables us to learn how […]

Defining The Flesh – Our Enemy Within

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

The Flesh Is The Christian’s Most Active Enemy There is an important principle of biblical interpretation that’s often overlooked. It’s the importance of the words of Scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness ESV The Greek word […]

We Have Three Enemies In Our Battle Of Spiritual Warfare

Our Three Spiritual Enemies

The Bible Tells Us We Have Three Enemies The battle we call spiritual warfare officially began when God declared war on Satan. This is recorded in Genesis 3:15. He declared that a state of hostility would exist between His followers and Satan’s followers. There are several verses that reinforce Satan is our enemy 1 Peter […]

Satan’s Defeat Is Certain Even Though He’s Still Fighting

God's Spiritual Warfare Plan

God will triumph over and eternally banish Satan and all his followers In the last game of the recent NBA finals I saw something I’d never seen before in a basketball game. Golden State had a double-digit lead with just a couple of minutes left. Cleveland didn’t give up and managed to narrow the lead. […]

Satan’s Power Is Real But Limited

God’s Spiritual Warfare Plan

God Has Already Destroyed A Key Element Of Satan’s Power Spiritual warfare is a key theme in the Bible. I say this because of where it’s situated in the Bible. It’s introduced at the beginning in Genesis 3. It’s part of God’s plan at the end in Revelation 20:7-10. In addition, elements of it are […]