The revelation knowledge (of warfare) is necessary because it is the principle behind the practical deliverance you seek. You must know the principles or revelation knowledge before the practice is made concrete in your inner mind. You can only sustain what your mind settles in your subconscious awareness. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Most Churches don’t teach along these lines, yet these are what people go through daily. Even most prayer warriors are not trained in targeted strategic warfare principles and practice. Don’t think you don’t need it because you may be the light of your family. You need to deliver others after your own deliverance is complete. If this has lingered for a while, then the earlier you start, the better.
Here are what you must know to engage in strategic and targeted warfare:
1. know your enemy (is the first law of spiritual battle or any warfare).
2. Understand the blood covenant with Jesus Christ.
3. Know who you are, who’s in you, and whose you are and the authority you have.
4. Understand the difference between spiritual captivity and supernatural freedom.
Spiritual warfare is not just binding the devil or demons; It is working and walking in the light of the word of God and obedience to our commander-in-chief, Jesus Christ. You avenge the devil’s disobedience when your own obedience is complete. Therefore, if you are living in secret sin, you can’t be victorious.
Spiritual battle and engaging the enemy is about enforcing the victory of Jesus and defeat of satan.
You are an occupation soldier that enforces the victory and post war treaty so that the enemy cannot resurge again. You must know five cardinal principles:
The War–Spiritual battle is never against physical human beings with flesh, bone and blood. Know and acknowledge the reality of the spirit realm. Also that we are engaged in a constant war between good and evil; Christ and satan; light and darkness; captivity and freedom; ignorance and education.
The Warriors–Blood bought, blood washed soldiers of the cross enforcing victory over satan and his numerous demonic cohorts as well as human agents.
The War zone–Battlefield of the mind is an intrinsic factor, the family, the Church, the community (including the depths of satan in the marine world) and the heavelies.
The Weapons–Not carnal, but spiritual weaponry. It involves pulling down of strongholds. The authority in name of Jesus, Blood of Jesus, Anointing and Word of God which is the sword of the spirit.
The Winning Strategies–Victory is already assured before you go in. It involves the role of the occupation army in coordinating the plan, tactics, techniques and technology by putting all into consideration to secure the victory.