As Christians, we have our spiritual walk with God on earth. We still have to walk through life and face its many happenings. We have both our earthly affairs and spiritual affairs.
But, because of our remaining sins, the lust of the world, and the evil forces around us, our pilgrimage on earth is made more difficult. We have to fight against sins and guilt. We have to bear trials and temptation, and there is the terrible fear of death. All these are very real, so are the spiritual forces behind them.
Christian warfare is never about against flesh and blood. Christian warfare is spiritual in essense. It is fighting against Satan's strongholds.
Since the Fall, Satan has a strong grip of the world. He had captivated the world and brought it into darkness, sufferings, and death. He is determined to bring the world down together with him!
The Lord Jesus Christ had come to give us the LIght. He had come to die and took the punishment for all our sins. He had turned the wrath of God away from us. He had brought us to His Father's Kingdom. And He had promised us eternal life, and rest from our labors.
But we still have our pilgrimage on earth.
We are to war against Satan and his strongholds.
We still have to fight with our indwelling sins.
We still have to fight against the temptation of the world around us.
We still have to deal with the attacks of Satan and his evil forces.
Christian life is never at ease. It is always a spiritual warfare with spiritual weapons against spiritual forces.
We need the Word of God.
We need the Presence of the Holy Spirit.
As Christians, we are God's vessels against Satan's strongholds.
The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to work in us and will us against Satan's strongholds.
Every high thought and argument will be brought down.
Every idol and demonic idea will be thrown down and burnt.
Every rebellion will be crashed.
Every disobedience will be punished before the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Christ will have the supremacy, and God our Father will rule all.