An Invisible World

The first basic Truth about spiritual warfare is that an invisible world… another dimension, exists beyond our own. This world is spiritual in nature and involves angels, demons, and spiritual realities that are as real as the physical world we are accustomed to.

 A really powerful example is the story of how Elisha the prophet recognizes in this invisible realm a presence of angels that his servant could not see until Elisha prayed for the servant’s eyes to become open (2 Ki 6:15-18). At the end of the 17th verse is the statement…

 “and behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”.

 You could assume this story to be some kind of Old Testament fable, unless you were that servant waiting for good news in the midst of an enemy you could most definitely see. Were they there all the time or did they just appear out of nowhere? Elisha was confident that angels accompanied him, because it was his prayer that unveiled their presence to the less discerning servant.

 There is a battle being fought in an invisible realm and its for the soul of every person on this planet. Although we cannot always see the enemy with our physical eyes; we can perceive the oppression with our spiritual senses. Yet no matter how real our enemy becomes; we must recognize the fact that he is inferior to the hosts of heaven.

 Light is always greater than darkness!

 The Apostle Paul makes this very clear when he declares: (Eph. 6:12) “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but… against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”. We feel the struggle… like a wrestling match inside our mind, our circumstances or our environment. This is our first and perhaps most important challenge in the spiritual war… admitting that there is an invisible world as real as the physical. Yet our victory comes in the acknowledgement that there are forces of good, angelic hosts awaiting our request for assistence. They out number and out manuever any enemy we face in the invisible world.

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