Summary. When it comes to spiritual warfare the devil has no capability to do us direct harm. He can only do us harm by trickery. The Bible tells us that the devil is the father of lies. We must resist these lies and seek God’s truth. Victory in spiritual warfare comes from us submitting to God. By us putting on the whole armor of God, we can persevere through any lie, temptation, and deceit that the devil may throw at us. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures concerning the devil and spiritual warfare.
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The Devil’s Only Weapon in Spiritual Warfare is Trickery.
The devil has no capability to do us direct harm. He can only do us harm by trickery. In the Garden of Eden the Devil did no direct harm to Adam and Eve. Genesis 3:1 advises us the serpent who used his craftiness to confuse and tempt Adam and Eve.
Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Spiritual Warfare – The Devil is a Liar and Nothing Else.
Spiritual warfare is a battle of our mind and the only weapon the devil has against us is lies and trickery. If we are listen and are tempted by the devil’s lies, we will be defeated in spiritual warfare. John 8:44 advises us that the devil is the father of lies.
John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Resistance Brings Defeat to The Devil In Spiritual Warfare.
Victory in spiritual warfare comes from us submitting to God. If we totally surrender to God and put our faith in Him, we will have the spiritual power to resist the devil. James 4:7 gives us advice to submit to God and resist the devil.
James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded;”
Perseverance Is The Only Spiritual Warfare Weapon Required Against the Devil.
By us putting on the whole armor of God, we can persevere through any lie, temptation, and deceit that the devil may throw at us. The devil is a liar and nothing else. Ephesians 6:11 advises us to put on the whole armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”