Spiritual Warfare Bible Study
by Paul Cook

Introduction

Over the years that I’ve been walking with Christ, I’ve sensed my own need to have a more solid understanding of spiritual warfare.  In the Christian community there has been a great deal written and said about spiritual warfare over the years.  Some teachings are scripturally based, some are experientially based and others combine both scripture and experience.  I believe that experience, though valid, should ultimately be tested against the scriptures.   

The primary goal of this study is to explore the wealth of information that scripture gives us concerning spiritual warfare.  It provides practical applications of spiritual warfare for daily living.  It will also address these questions:

Suggestions for doing the study 

This is a very long and detailed Bible study (approx. 76 pages).  It will take self-discipline and motivation to finish it! Before starting each day, ask God to quiet your mind, help you focus on the subject matter and open your understanding of the scriptures.  If you’re having difficulty concentrating, you may also want to pray a “binding prayer” over any forces of evil that may be disrupting your study time.   Here’s an example prayer:   

"Father in heaven, I praise you for the opportunity to study your word and learn about spiritual warfare.  Please open my mind to the truth and help me to concentrate on what you want to teach me.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I bind any evil spirits from interfering with my study time today.  I command them to leave me now and go to Jesus.  I loose the peace of God in my mind and body right now.  Lord, please send your holy angels to protect me and minister to me as I study.  Thank you, Father!  In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."   

Take your time in answering each question. Consider what the Lord desires to teach you through each scripture.  Feel free to explore the wider context of the scripture references as needed.   

It will help you to retain the study points if you print out the study and write the answers down as you go.  To compare your answers with mine, you can refer to the answers link on each page.  You may also find it helpful to take notes in a journal as you go.     

Look up the Bible verses!  Even if you’ve memorized a verse or think you know the gist of it, I encourage you to read it again.  Sometimes the Lord reveals new meaning to verses when we reread them.  Each Bible verse in the study has a hyperlink to an online Bible for your convenience.   

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