Top 7 Bible Verses About Spiritual Warfare

Top 7 Bible Verses About Spiritual Warfare April 28, 2015

Christians know and believe that we are engaged in a daily battle between good and evil. Satan, the great deceiver, and his minions, are always trying to destroy humanity by any means necessary. They will lie, kill and destroy anyone they can, especially if it will keep us from a strong relationship with the Father. This is called spiritual warfare, and my top 7 Bible verses about spiritual warfare are as follows:

2 Corinthians 10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” 

Adam and Eve experienced the first human “battle” with Satan in the garden, and because of their fall, he has continued to try to destroy mankind ever since. Even though we have been in a cosmic war ever since the beginning of time, God has provided us with what we need to defeat our enemy. This verse is important, because it explains that our weapons of warfare are not the normal ones, rather they have divine power to destroy anything that Satan throws against us.

Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…” 

God, the Father, is always fighting for us, and it is he that blesses us continually. He knows that we are waging a war, so he provides us with the spiritual weapons and blessings we need in the heavenly places. He has not left us alone or abandoned us in this spiritual battle.

Ephesians 3:10 “…so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” 

The church is the bride of Christ, and as such the Lord has granted us his manifold wisdom. This discernment has been given to us to help us stand firm against Satan’s wiles. Being a part of the church, I believe will help us wage an effective spiritual war against our greatest enemy.

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” 

Bible verses about Spiritual Warfare

God loves us so much, and in this verse he is warning us about our greatest enemy—the devil. He points out that we are indeed in a battle, and so we must clothe ourselves with the appropriate armor. If we do, then we will be able to stand against the enemies schemes.

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” 

This is my top verse for describing what spiritual warfare is all about. The apostle Paul explains that we are not wrestling against flesh or blood, but we are actually fighting against powers and forces of evil in the heavenly places. So our fight is not necessarily against other human beings, but rather we need to fight Satan and those rulers and authorities of darkness that seek to destroy us. The best part of this whole passage in the book of Ephesians is that God even gives us the individual pieces of armor that we need to put on to confidently and safely fight the battle as well.

Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” 

I think that it is hard for some to believe that there are other dimensions and kingdoms that are unseen around us. But if we are to wage war against our enemy, we have to acknowledge that he is real. This verse confirms that God created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, the rulers and the authorities. Since we are in a spiritual battle against the forces of evil, we definitely need God fighting on our side.

Colossians 2:15 “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.” 

God gives us the weapons of our warfare—the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the shoes of the Gospel of peace, the sword of the Spirit, and the shield of faith. These weapons are not the traditional ones used in war, but they are even more effective in defeating our enemy. This verse confirms that it is through God that our foes are disarmed and put to shame, and that we can triumph over them.

I Timothy 1:18 “This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare…” 

Paul and Timothy had a wonderful mentoring relationship, and in this passage the apostle Paul is encouraging young Timothy to stand firm in the spiritual battle that he is facing. He reminds him about the encouraging prophecies he had received earlier and that God was using to equip him to wage the good warfare. So all he needed to realize was that the battle belongs to the Lord.


Fighting a spiritual battle can seem daunting to us as Christians, but the Lord wants to encourage us in every way possible. He gives us the weapons that we need to win the war, as well as the reminder that he is ultimately in control of all things. All of this can be summed up in this verse found in Deuteronomy 20:1, that states, “When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” God loves and cares for us so much, so he encourages us to approach any spiritual warfare unafraid and with a victorious attitude.

Written by Karla Hawkins

God has been good to me over the years, and I have much for which to be grateful to Him. First of all, I feel blessed to be the pastor’s wife of a thriving church in northern Michigan and the mother of four amazing grown children. It is also very rewarding to be a Christian author, editor and


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  • Rust Cohle

    Did I stumble onto a Jihadist website? Oh, not much difference.

    • Ken Wildman

      This clearly shows a MISUNDERSTANDING or worse, a WILLFUL and DISRESPECT for the Word of God, the Bible.
      ONE single verse taken out of it’s context can be TWISTED to say & mean whatever the writer is wanting it to! God does not take this lightly.

      • Jack Wellman

        Yes, you are right Mr. Wildman. They love to cherry-pick, and proff text verses, and take texts out of context to make a false pretext. Same old, tired song for them.

  • Dennis Savage

    This year is the last year that the Pope has to consecrate Russia to sacred heart of Mary. I believe Pope John Paul 11 Consecrated all nations to her sacred heart in 84 or 87 this is not what the Holy Motherhad requested at Fatima in 1917 that only Russia was to be consecrated to her Sacred Heart. I had a strong vision of walking with Pope John Paul 11 but when I looked down I was holding the hand of our Holy Mother. This the reason why I am writing this email to you, I have read a great chastisementwill be upon the Earth by God if this not done. The chastisement is three days total darkness no sun no moon light this year 2017. When you see a red cross in the blue sky you have one week to prepare yourself for this chastisement. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    • Ken Wildman

      So Dennis what happened to this “3 Days of total darkness in 2017 ? SEEK JESUS & Him only, as He said ” I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” !
      NOT His mother or anyone or anything else.Faith in ANYONE or ANYTHING else is SPIRITUAL ADULTERY !!!! God told people to destroy IDOLS and GRAVEN IMAGES , the same applies TODAY & FOREVER. God the Father God the Son & God the Holy Spirit ALONE are HOLY , NOT Mary.
      ALL this is in His Holy Word the Bible for us to know the truth for ourselves. If we really DESIRE truth the Holy Spirit will reveal it to the seeker.

      • Dennis Savage

        The Holy Spirit will reveal nothing to you as YOU mock HIS Holy Bride (FOOL) one year after the last apparition of the Holy Mother to the children at Fatima WW2 broke out, 70 thousand people there witnessed the miracle of the sun but of course you would’nt believe that. Holy Mother carried the word of God but you and your idiot associates fail to realise this. Blind leading the blind will both fall into the pit.

        • Ken Wildman

          Perhaps you should re read your post! You clearly state “three days total darkness no sun no moon light this year 2017” copied & pasted from your post!. This clearly shows your mentality when you have to resort to calling names , a clear sign of one not capable of having adult conversations and VERY DEFENSIVE when shown to be in error. READ the bible for yourself and ask the Holy Spirit I hope you can be delivered from RELIGION and know the truth.But I doubt it , as evidenced from your reply.Also look at Matt.5:22 “but whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be subject to the penalty of the hell of fire” No need to reply I am not going to converse with the person as I described above..

          • Dennis Savage

            Anyone who has insulted the Holy Spirit as much as you have will not be forgiven in this life or the next

          • Dennis Savage

            Twelve months after the last appearance of the Holy Mother at Fatima ww2 started, So lets see what takes place this year. Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24-25 this generation the fig tree generation since Israel came into being 1948 as the fig tree nation, will not pass until all these tribulations take place You would have to be blind not to realise the state of our world today, continuous strong earth quakes, category 4-5 hurricanes, cyclones, racking havoc around the earth. So don’t think if predicted by the Holy Mother and Gods saints these three days of darkness will take place.