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Bill Burns:
"3 Levels of Spiritual Warfare & 5 Keys for Victory"

Life without warfare is impossible in the natural world as well as in the spiritual realm. The Christian is called to a life of war, and victory will come when one is active in the war. We are called to walk in spiritual authority and power, which is necessary to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth. The Christian is called to wage war on three levels.

Three Levels of Spiritual Warfare

1. Face-to-face warfare with satan is where we overcome temptation and the seductions of the flesh and its nature. This is the first level of spiritual warfare, but I must make this point: All spiritual warfare must be done in the power of the Spirit; therefore, all warfare produces real authority, which produces power. Even in this first level of warfare we "...by the Spirit put to death the deeds of the body [flesh]" (Romans 8:13, emphasis mine). Then, we will have overcome by resisting, and we will live in Him in victory, for He always causes us to triumph.

2. The second level of spiritual warfare is "hand-to-hand combat," in which we enter into warfare for others by bringing truth (witnessing and preaching) to them, or through intercession, or by casting out demons, thus fulfilling the Great Commission in Mark 16:15-18. Please note that this type of ministry is only for those who have had victory in their own lives in face-to-face combat... (Read More)