Common terms in spiritual battles

Common Terms in Spiritual Battles
14 Dec 2023 | By Pst. Gitahi Daniel

Eph 6:11 says that we wrestle against forces of darkness not against men. 

There are people, that have always woken up to attacks like headaches. 

The Word of God acknowledges that there are arrows that fly by the day and pestilences that stalk in darkness (Psalms 91:5-6) 

We need to be alert in battle and know what to Avoid to be safe. 


Some of the words used in spiritual battles include, 

1. Tactics 

A tactic is a carefully planned action. 

It is a plan or procedure used by the enemy to bring you down. The devil is strategic and he takes his time organising someone's gradual downfall. The plan can take many years. 

2. Trickery 

A trickery is a deceitful action. 

The kingdom of darkness applies deceit to bring believers to their downfall. You can receive ideas - whose end is destruction - but does not look like it at first.  

3. Wiles 

These are methods also used to deceive and trap someone into a desired destructive end. 

4. Fiery darts 

These are flaming missiles that the enemy uses to bring believers down. 

5. Strategies 

To be strategic is to apply the best way available inorder to achieve something. The devil is strategic in his quest to bring believers down. 

5. Schemes 

A Scheme of the enemy is also a method/way plotted in craftiness to bring you down. 

The devil's end goal is to get you cold, and out of the walk of salvation. A cold Christian is definitely of no impact. 

6. Cunning

Being cunning is being devious and deceitful in one's dealings inorder to achieve a desired goal. 

In 1 Kings 10, Queen Sheba visits King Solomon to question his wisdom. What Solomon didn't know is that this visit was crafty to get him to open up to an enemy of His God. 

1 Kings 11 accounts how Solomon married many women against God's will. They ended up leading him into worshipping idols. The spirit of Queen Sheba is very cunning. 

7. Craftiness 

Skilled practice in behavior that is clever and dishonest. 


What to Avoid in Spiritual Battles 

Avoid evil situations 

For instance, don't go to worldly parties. It is most likely that you will be compromised. You can never be the same after such happenings. Light and darkness cannot dwell together.

1 Thes ‭5:22‬ says 'reject every kind of evil.' 

‭‭1 Cor ‭10:21‬ ‭'You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 

You don't have to head in the same direction as the world.

Avoid each and every situation where your integrity will be compromised. You would rather stand alone. 


1 Cor 1:18 says that the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.

Eph 4:27 says neither giving place to the devil. 

The fact is, the devil does not just enter. We give him leverage through opening of these doors. 

Don't run away from battles. Avoid them.

Don't be led into compromising your integrity because of difficult situations. Psalms 37:37  assures us of a righteous man's end in these words, 'mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.' 


 Eph 5:11 'Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.'

 1 Cor 15:33 'For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.' 



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