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Short Talk

Spiritual Warfare Part 2 - Know the Enemy's Strategy

Date recorded: 14 Nov 2020 | Speaker: Dave Patty | Event: Master Class
Topic: Theology


Five hundred years before Christ, the great Chinese general Sun-tzu wrote these words in his volume on “The Art of War.” "One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements. One who does not know the enemy but knows himself will sometimes be victorious, sometimes meet with defeat. One who knows neither the enemy nor himself will invariably be defeated in every engagement." Paul echoed these same sentiments about spiritual warfare when he wrote to the Corinthian church, " order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." (2 Cor 2:11). Do you know your enemy? What are his schemes?

Part 2 - Know His Strategy - Spiritual warfare takes place on three levels, from temptation and harassment, to strongholds, and then to demonization. Understanding the characteristics of each level will help you to stay oriented in the battle and use the specific Biblical strategies that are designed for each zone of escalation.