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Welcome to this course on Practical Spiritual Warfare. In some Christian circles, spiritual warfare is a subject of great interest. Unfortunately, some sincere Christians end up not only fighting the wrong war with the wrong weapons, but they also glorify satan and his abilities. Although this is unintentional, it can have tragic consequences in their lives and the lives of those around them. Their Christian lives can be diverted from God’s desire for them into a meaningless promotion of God’s enemy.
This course, based on the book It’s God’s War by Rev. Judson Cornwall, will examine what the Bible teaches about spiritual warfare and the Christian’s role in it. Practical Christian Warfare is how to live a meaningful, victorious Christian life which glorifies God. It is founded on Scripture in context. Take this course and study the Bible for yourself. Don’t be swept away by sensationalism or fear. God is in control. He has a beautiful plan for your life. Let your focus always be on the Lord Jesus Christ.
This course is only ten lessons long. The textbook is easy to read and understand. Don’t delay. Begin your life-changing and enriching journey into practical spiritual warfare today.
This Practical Spiritual Warfare course requires using the textbook: It's God's War by Rev. Judson Cornwall. You can find the link on our Textbook page. It is available both as a paperback and a Kindle. You must have this book before you can begin your lessons.
In recent years, however, we have entered into another round of overemphasis on the power of Satan and demons. This time the teachings carry the label of “spiritual warfare.” The emphasis is not primarily for the sick and suffering, nor for individuals bound with evil spirits, but concerns itself with taking authority over “ruling spirits” over cities and nations. This is a popular theme that draws crowds and gets newspaper space and television coverage.
I am fully aware of Paul’s challenge to the Church: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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 6:11-12
The full armor that Paul was describing here, however, was defensive, not offensive armor. The offensive action we are to take follows: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Verse 18
The offensive action required of every believer includes praying, supplicating, watching and persevering. In my view, however, we must direct all these actions to God, not to Satan. As Christians, we relate to Christ Who has won a complete victory over Satan. He did not commission us to defeat the devil on His behalf. Yet some have taken Paul’s teachings and used them for an extreme emphasis that is neither healthy nor helpful.
The passage that has been misused more than any other is this: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds,) 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. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
It seems clear to me that Paul was speaking of taking control of our thought patterns, where Satan directs his greatest attacks. If we can bring our thoughts into obedience to the Word of God, we can defeat the devil, pull down his every stronghold in our own minds, and live in the victory Christ died to provide for us. No other warfare is necessary.
Rev. Judson Cornwall, It's God's War, Kindle Edition.
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Lesson One: Preface and Whose War Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Two: Whose Devil Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Three: Whose Captain Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Four: Whose Kingdom Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Five: Whose Army Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Six: Whose Role Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Seven: Whose Strategy Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Eight: Whose Mind Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Nine: Whose Victory Is It, Anyway?
Lesson Ten: Whose Worship Is It, Anyway?
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