What do you do when you see signs of a spiritual attack? As Christians we've been giving everything we need in scripture to fight the enemy. Here are some bible verses and biblical truths to help you fight spiritual attacks. #spiritualattacks #bibleverses #spiritualgrowth

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What do you do when you see signs of a spiritual attack? As Christians we've been giving everything we need in scripture to fight the enemy. Here are some bible verses and biblical truths to help you fight spiritual attacks. #spiritualattacks #bibleverses #spiritualgrowth

Have you ever had those moments where you felt attacked in every direction and you weren’t sure what to do?

The arrows flying towards you seem overwhelming and you’re sure this can’t be natural.

You may be under a spiritual attack.

The past few weeks my husband and I have been experiencing an unusual amount of warfare.

We’ve felt surrounded on all sides and just when we think it’s over, more fiery darts come flying.

But the good news is, we aren’t alone in this war!

When I begin to feel the pressure, I reach out for prayer.

As I approached one friend for prayer, she messaged me a scripture that was just what we needed to stand firm.

When I shared the following verse with my husband, we began to pray and declare these words over our lives.

“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT

What can you do when you’re facing a spiritual battle? How do you fight spiritual attacks?

What do you do when you see signs of a spiritual attack? As Christians we've been giving everything we need in scripture to fight the enemy. Here are some bible verses and biblical truths to help you fight spiritual attacks. #spiritualattacks #bibleverses #spiritualgrowth

5 Things You Can Do to Fight Spiritual Attacks

Take Your Position

One of the things my husband pointed out to me in this verse was that we needed to declare our positions in Christ in the midst of a spiritual attack.

We don’t need to fight for victory, we already have victory in Christ.

In the midst of the battle, we need take our positions.

What does this mean? We have to know WHOSE we are, and know WHO we are in Christ.

If we don’t know who we are, we don’t know what we’ve been given.

Here are a few key truths about your identity in Christ:

You are Chosen

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

You are a Child of God

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NLT

You are a Co-heir with Christ

For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Romans 8:16-17 NLT

What do these things means for you?

You were chosen by God, to be adopted into His own family, as His daughter, making you a co-heir with Christ. Even though you are imperfect, Christ is perfect. Because you’ve accepted Him, God sees you through Christ. Everything that Jesus died for, is yours. 

When the enemy points his finger and accuses us, we can point to Christ. We are not enough in our own selves, but in Christ, we are more than conquerors.

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 Stand Firm

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. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:12-15 NIV

When in a spiritual battle, we need spiritual weapons.

Paul encourages us to put on the full armor of God: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.

In order to stand firm, we have to:

  • KNOW the truth of God’s Word
  • Understand who we are in Him (righteousness)
  • Walk in HIS peace (spending time with Him- peace is a fruit of the Spirit)
  • Exercise our faith against the attacks
  • Guard our hearts and minds in His truths
  • Use His Word as our weapon (just like Jesus did in the wilderness Matthew 4:1-11). 

 

Rest in the Lord

David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” Samuel 18:45-47 NLT

In the heat of battle against an enemy much stronger than him, David was confident.

But notice, he was not confident in His own strength. 

David was rested in the Lord. He repeatedly tells Goliath that it is not he who would defeat Goliath, but the Lord.

David knew where His strength came from and Who to put His confidence in.

When the enemy comes at us, accusing us and threatening us. we can rest in the Lord’s provision. 

We can take our position and stand firm, when we are rested in Christ.

He is our Defender. He will fight our battles.

 

Do Not Fear

David appears fearless in the face of this mighty giant.

Why?

He had been fighting lions and bears as he tended his father’s flock.

The battles he faced and won before are testimonies of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

David knew that if God had shown up before, He would show up again. 

Do you know that?

What past battles have you faced where God has shown up on your behalf?

Remind yourself of those times. I like to write them down, so that when I begin to doubt, I’m reminded of what God has done in my life already.

If He did it before, He can do it again. Nothing is too big for Him.

When we recognize God’s hand in our lives, we have no reason to fear.

 

Move Forward

Rather than sitting back and waiting for Goliath to come to him, David moves forward in pursuit of him.

He was full of the Spirit of God.

The spiritual weapons God has given us to fight with are not to be used just for defense, but also to fight offensively against the enemy. 

In Ephesians 6, Paul ends the section on the armor with “pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.” 

Although we’ve been given many weapons to prepare for the battle, prayer is the weapon we use to fight the battle.

When it comes to prayer, I like to be preemptive. 

Each day I like to pray against any and all schemes of the enemy. 

Rather than waiting for the attack, I want to be on the offense.

Here’s a sample of one of the daily prayers I pray for my family:

 

What do you do when you see signs of a spiritual attack? As Christians we've been giving everything we need in scripture to fight the enemy. Here are some bible verses and biblical truths to help you fight spiritual attacks. #spiritualattacks #bibleverses #spiritualgrowth

 

Are you unsure if you’re battle is spiritual or natural? 

This week I’m sharing a post by Redemption’s Touch on 7 Signs of a Spiritual Attack.

She shares some great thoughts on what could be a spiritual attack in your life. One that I really relate to was #7- Everything Starts Going Wrong. She says,

You are trying to get the family to church this morning but everything is going wrong. The hair dryer quit working, the kids are fighting, the zipper broke on your husbands pants, the dog threw up on the new carpet and now the car won’t start.

When life becomes a comedy of errors that seemingly piles on top of each other, this is a spiritual attack.

Read more of 7 Signs of a Spiritual Attack

 

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14 Comments

  1. Great post! I definitely will use the spiritual weapons when I am going through a spiritual attacks. I find the challenge is the guarding of your heart and not allowing thoughts that are not true become the truth. May God bless you!

  2. I just prayed the Battle Prayer over my family! Thank you! I needed the reminder to be proactive in praying against the schemes of the enemy. We can take authority in Jesus’ name just like David for this is the Lord’s battle!

    1. Gina Gibson says:

      I scrolling on Pinterest in Prayer category and found you very inspiring Prayers I am a CHRISTIAN who loves to mingle with other Christians whether in person on blogs etc…so when I saw your Prayers I was compelled to read them now I’m signing up with you and I feel like it’s meant for me to find your page on Pinterest continue to be BLESSED

  3. Love how you broke this scripture up. The word of God is so good to us to give us all the answers we need. We can easily look over scriptures and think it does not relate to us but when you study and meditate on the words, you will see how much the answer was there the whole time.

  4. What a great post on fighting spiritual attacks. I feel as though I have been experiencing these more often since moving into our new house because of the stress of renovations and all the work still needing to be done. The enemy seems to have latched onto that stress and once evening comes I start to experience what feels like full blown panic attacks. I am so glad to have read this and I saved the prayer to my Pinterest board so I can use it!

  5. Right before I came to look at the posts on By His Grace Bloggers, I had posted on my personal page about the spiritual attack my family and I have been facing this past year. My heart and souls are exhausted and tired. Then I saw this post and KNEW it was written just for me. I know it’s for others too, but boy, Jesus did know I needed this right this minute. Thank you for writing this. I am excited to follow your page.

  6. What great truths to remember during times of Spiritual attack! Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  7. I love the Battle Prayer. I’ve pinned this post to refer back to it later! Thank you for writing this!

  8. Great post on fighting the good fight. I especially find the reminder to remember the battles we have been victorious in before to encourage us now.

    1. Thank you Our Lord Jesus ! For sending this to me , just this past Sunday I was baptized and received the Holy Spirit, these attacks of the enemy got worst, one attack after another, I got on my knees tonight like every night for God to help me endure in my sufferings , and stand firm even if it’s breaking my heart, , as I got up from prayer , this popped up, I feel much better and I know the battle is not over but I know now to stand firm in the midstof this storm, Jesus has been there with me, Thank you God for this! and for all hear reading this , I know now how to fight the attacks , thank you God you know, in Jesus name we pray!

  9. Spiritual warfare can be scary when we are unprepared to deal with the assault. Standing firm in God’s word and being diligent in prayer are excellent ways to ensure we, as you say, are preemptive in the battle. We know if we are doing His work, Satan IS going to attack…but we also know who has already won.

  10. Joy Haynes says:

    Thank you for this prayer and explanation on the five things to do to fight spiritual attacks,I needed this .

  11. Teena Linder says:

    The binding prayer of Matthew 16:19 always helps me. I feel the power of the Lord’s promise here protects and keeps me.

    Matthew 16:19 King James Version (KJV)

    19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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