What is spiritual warfare?
Spiritual warfare is the devil’s attack on the church to deceive and divide believers. His goal is to lure us into;
- false teaching
- into sin, and
- turn us against God and each other.
All this in an attempt to keep us from Glorifying God and fulfilling the great commission
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Paul is waking believers up to the reality that there is a real war happening.