Spiritual Warfare Quotes

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Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Many Christians... find themselves defeated by the most psychological weapon that Satan uses against them. This weapon has the effectiveness of a deadly missile. Its name? Low self-esteem. Satan's greatest psychological weapon is a gut level feeling of inferiority, inadequacy, and low self-worth This feeling shackles many Christians, in spite of wonderful spiritual experiences and knowledge of God's Word. Although they understand their position as sons and daughters of God, they are tied up in knots, bound by a terrible feeling inferiority, and chained to a deep sense of worthlessness.”
David Seamands, Healing For Damaged Emotions

Ellen G. White
“It is Satan's constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin. At the same time he causes them to cherish false conceptions of God so that they regard Him with fear and hate rather than with love. The cruelty inherent in his own character is attributed to the Creator; it is embodied in systems of religion and expressed in modes of worship.”
Ellen G. White, Great Controversy: Between Christ and Satan

William Shakespeare
“In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favor'd rage.”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

“The nature of the enemy's warfare in your life is to cause you to become discouraged and to cast away your confidence. Not that you would necessarily discard your salvation, but you could give up your hope of God's deliverance. The enemy wants to numb you into a coping kind of Christianity that has given up hope of seeing God's resurrection power.”
Bob Sorge, Glory: When Heaven Invades Earth

Ryōkan
“Someday I'll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow,
Serenaded by a stray bird or two.
Kings and commoners end up the same,
No more enduring than last night's dream.”
Ryokan

“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”
J. Sidlow Baxter

Pedro Okoro
“Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or not, you are in a battlefield. You are in warfare.”
Pedro Okoro

Thomas Hughes
“He who has conquered his own coward spirit has conquered the whole outward world;”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays

“Every source of blessing is a point of attack.”
David McGee

Pedro Okoro
“Take God at His Word – because winning the battle doesn't require
physical brawn, but spiritual brains!”
Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

“If you want to fight hell and the power of darkness that seek to destroy the hearts of our daughters, I know a type of spiritual warfare that creates value in a daughter's spirit. It is called "Taking your Daughter out for tea" or "Going to Her Soccer Game", and it works in direct opposition to the agenda of hell and darkness that wants to destroy their lives.”
Jim Anderson , Unmasked: Exposing the Cultural Sexual Assault

Nate Parks
“Dreaming is what you do when your eyes are closed...living is what you do with that dream once you open your eyes!”
Nathan Parks, The Nephelium

Karl Marlantes
“Many will argue that there is nothing remotely spiritual in combat. Consider this. Mystical or religious experiences have four common components: constant awareness of one's own inevitable death, total focus on the present moment, the valuing of other people's lives above one's own, and being part of a larger religious community such as the Sangha, ummah, or church. All four of these exist in combat. The big difference is that the mystic sees heaven and the warrior sees hell. Whether combat is the dark side of the same version, or only something equivalent in intensity, I simply don't know. I do know that at the age of fifteen I had a mystical experience that scared the hell out of me and both it and combat put me into a different relationship with ordinary life and eternity.

Most of us, including me, would prefer to think of a sacred space as some light-filled wonderous place where we can feel good and find a way to shore up our psyches against death. We don't want to think that something as ugly and brutal as combat could be involved in any way with the spiritual. However, would any practicing Christian say that Calvary Hill was not a sacred space?”
Karl Marlantes, What It is Like to Go to War

Donald Miller
“When one of my friends becomes a Christian, which happens about every 10 years because I am a sheep about sharing my faith, the experience is euphoric. I see in their eyes the trueness of the story.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Pedro Okoro
“Whatever your station or position in life, there is always room for improvement, enhancement, and perfection. I say this with a great sense of humility. Regardless of what you are enjoying at the moment, the Lord says that he has something
better for you! No matter what you have achieved, attained, or accomplished
in this world, there are more challenges and blessings ahead. God says that you have stayed long enough on this mountain. It is time to press forward to take more territories and receive more trophies.”
Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

Pedro Okoro
“Music originated from God and was created solely for his worship, his glory, and his pleasure.”
Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

Pedro Okoro
“The good is the Enemy of the best. Until you depart from the good, you cannot enter God's best for your life.”
Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

“Temptation is not his (Satan's) strongest weapon. Despair is.”
Dennis Garvin, Case Files of an Angel

Anya vonderLuft
“Christ is my standard, the Bible is my guide, and His Blood is my healer. On the narrow way I press on looking forward to the eternal glory on the other side.”
Anya vonderLuft

H.G. Wells
“And like blots upon the landscape rose the cupolas above the ways to the Underworld. I understood now what all the beauty of the Upperworld people covered. Very pleasant was their day, as pleasant as the day of the cattle in the eld. Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. And their end was the same.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

Kim Meeder
“Fake freedom teaches that believers can live on the redline of this world, with one foot on “belief in Jesus” and the other entrenched in what offends holiness. Yet in this position, the enemy has access to attack anytime he chooses.

 This is not faith; it is spiritual roulette.”
Kim Meeder, Revival Rising: Embracing His Transforming Fire

Kim Meeder
“All the enemy truly cares about is you jumping out of God’s protective presence. Once you are away from the loving shelter of the Almighty, the enemy’s singular focus is your continual slide toward utter destruction. He wants everything in you that belongs to Jesus to die. Whether slow or quick makes no difference to him; our enemy is always watching and waiting for an avenue to attack and destroy. His endgame is to run you down into a spiritual massacre so complete that the horrifying result will be his defecation on your skull.”
Kim Meeder, Revival Rising: Embracing His Transforming Fire

Kim Meeder
“The enemy loves my busyness because he knows what "busy" really means: "Being Under Satan's Yoke." It's not a glamorous distraction, but it's highly effective in removing me from the front lines of spiritual warfare.”
Kim Meeder, Encountering Our Wild God: Ways to Experience His Untamable Presence Every Day

Kim Meeder
“[W]e can choose to praise Jesus through any darkness that might befall us. Doing so does not mean that our troubling circumstances will go away; it means that the prison of heaviness we feel because of them will.”
Kim Meeder, Encountering Our Wild God: Ways to Experience His Untamable Presence Every Day

Kim Meeder
“We all have a job to do—a commissioning fueled by the forces of heaven, a spiritual assignment that will be opposed at every step by the forces of hell.”
Kim Meeder, Encountering Our Wild God: Ways to Experience His Untamable Presence Every Day

“So, even if the pain doesn't immediately subside. I shall continually strive, until I can effortlessly glide.”
Alma Fisher, Hills And Valleys and the Spiritual Warfare in Between

Mark Batterson
“Praying hard is not the past of least resistance; it's usually the path of most resistance because we engage in spiritual warfare. In fact, when we begin interceding for others, we better make sure that others are interceding for us. We need a prayer circle that provides a prayer covering.”
Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Karen Pennington
“In fact, it shatters the powers of darkness in unspeakable ways when we choose to persist as warriors praising and worshipping God even when our emotions and circumstances beg us to retreat.”
Karen Pennington, An Anointed Mess: Discovering the Daily Adventure of Grace Kindle Edition

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