Spiritual Warfare is nothing to take lightly. It is a serious battle that your spirit will fight within the second Heaven.
Fighting directly against the Devil opens a door in your life to spiritual attacks. It also gives the enemy a right to attack your family, your pets and your assets.
If you are living in sin, do not attempt this battle, as serious damage may come back to you, as if you are not 'covered', the door will be wide open for the enemy to harm you in any way possible.
You must not be holding grudges against others, you must not be half in the world, you must not be expirimenting in sinful activities (for example drinking alcohol and attempting to repent), you must be living a committed life for Jesus and picking up your cross daily. Additionally a spiritual battle might last an entire year. You have to count the costs before entering the battle, and realize this battle takes sacrifice and perseverance.
Once you decide that you have what it takes, you have to establish daily cover (cover by a Christian friends prayer, cover by God, cover by the armor and cover by daily prayers); we will explain each of these.
Before entering into spiritual warfare, you must put on the armor:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
To put on the armor, pray this: Lord, I thank you for your Armor! I put on 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!
- The weapons are:
- Girdle or Belt of Truth
- Breastplate of Righteousness
- Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace (or Shoes of Peace)
- Shield of Faith
- Helmet of Salvation
- Sword of the Spirit
See more about the Full Armor of God Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOEYH5SyGfU&feature=youtu.be