Who is our enemy?

Question: “Who is our enemy? Who should we be fighting against?”


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When someone hurts us, we typically get mad at the person; we blame them for hurting us.  And while it is true that they hurt us, we are actually getting mad at the wrong person.  Ephesians 6:12 tells us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood [humans], but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms [Satan].

In the authority of Jesus, we need to look beyond the person that hurt us and fight the true enemy, Satan, which keeps motivating people to be hurtful.


For Jesus has given us His authority to come against Satan. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents [demons] and scorpions [evil spirits], and over all the power of the enemy [Satan], and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19).

Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases (Luke 9:1).

In Eph.6:10 Paul writes, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  We need to learn to depend on God for spiritual strength against Satan and his demons.

As Christians, Jesus and His power is with you.  God's Word tells us, Greater is He [Jesus] that is in you, than he [the devil] that is in the World (1John 4:4).  Through the power of prayer in Jesus’ name you have the authority to rebuke the enemy and command him to stop his attack on you and to leave you and those around you.

Rather than fight your wife or husband, kids, friends, and co-worker, start fighting for your wife or husband, kids, friends, and co-worker and take authority against Satan who has been using them to attack you.


Who is our enemy? Our enemy is Satan and his evil demons. He is our enemy because his intend is to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10a) us. He does whatever he can to keep mankind from accepting Jesus and trying to get those who have accepted Jesus to turn away from God. Click for details on fighting back.

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