He Came to Set the Captives Free

Spiritual Warfare

"For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)."

So, no matter how many Orcs you slay with It, It still remains sharp!

God's Word . . .  . . . The Sword of the Spirit!

Links of Interest

       The   A r m o u r  of God       

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The Full Armour of God   

Carol Jackson Ministry on the Armor of God       

Ministry of Deliverance  

A Spiritual Companion    

Stop Trying To Keep Score…Join The War

Who is our Enemy  

Spiritual Warfare FAQ  

Spitritual Warfare Links  

Spiritual Warfare Teachings   

Recovery of our Souls



Let Us Reason  


Equipping the saints of God to defend themselves against the works of Darkness  

From the Inside Out 

The devil's Armor  

What is Spiritual Warfare  

Empowering Women for Spiritual Warfare !


Regarding you, unclean spirits, I proclaim: Jesus is for me; Jesus is with me; I belong to Jesus.
And with Jesus and in His mighty name, I order you to be gone from my presence now
and nevermore return.

I live with Jesus and I reign alive with Jesus, above every sovereignty and power.

I proclaim that I am more than victorious over you, by virtue of Him who loves me and gave
 Himself up for me: Jesus Christ, my Savior and my God. In the name of Jesus.

Amen and Amen.


"...When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19 KJV)."

"Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7 KJV)."

"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him
(Psalms 91:15 KJV)."

"...Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?...Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God (Psalm 43: 2,5 KJV)."

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee. Be not dismayed; for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness (Isaiah 41:10 KJV)."

"...Neither be ye grieved; for the joy of the Lord is your strength
(Nehemiah 8:10 KJV)."

"...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8 KJV)."

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV)."

"...for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (l John 3:8 KJV)."

"...for the battle is the Lord's...(l Samuel 17:47 KJV)."

"THE BATTLE . . .  . . . IS THE LORD'S!"

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1 KJV)."

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand;
let us, therefore, cast off the works of darkness,
and let us put on the armor of light.
(Romans 13:12 KJV)."

"For whatever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
(1 John 5:4,5 (KJV)."

"...Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night, And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony
(Revelation 12: 10,11 KJV)."

"And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great, And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty peals of thunder, saying, Hallelujah! For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth (Revelation 19:6 KJV)."

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone...and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever
(Revelation 20:10.)"

"And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him; And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no lamp, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light, and they shall reign forever and ever (Revelation 22:5 KJV)."

Words and music by Twila Paris

Lately I've been winning battles left and right
But even winners can get wounded in the fight
People say that I'm amazing, strong beyond my years
But they don't see inside of me, I'm hiding all the tears

They don't know that I go running home when I fall down
They don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
Deep inside this armour - the warrior is a child.

Unafraid because His armour is the best
But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest.
People say that I'm amazing - never face retreat
But they don't see the enemies that lay me at His feet.

They don't know that I go running home when I fall down
They don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and look up for a smile
'Cause deep inside this armour...

Deep inside this armour...
Deep inside this armour...
The warrior is a child.


By Ron Hutchcraft
#4364 - "Star Wars - And Our Wars"
Romans 7:15, 20, 24

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    Twenty years ago, the "Star Wars" trilogy of movies exploded into our popular culture like, well, like Darth Vader's Death Star. Millions of people developed a fascination for the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and, of course, the infamous Darth Vader. Hero Luke Skywalker became a Jedi knight and learned the power of what was called The Force. Darth Vader, the villain, had mastered the power of the "dark side" of The Force. And now, two decades later, a new "Star Wars" trilogy has begun, telling the story of the events that preceded the original episodes. So there's not Luke or Han or Princess Leia, but guess what is still there? The Force, of course. And what is the Force? Well, no one's really sure, but it seems to be this spiritual power that you can tap into to help you win your battles.

    Well, I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Star Wars - And Our Wars."

    Spiritual power you can harness to help you win battles that you can't win with your own resources - that's actually a pretty interesting idea. Of course, our battles aren't about storm troopers or villains with light sabers.

    We're trying to make a marriage work, to be the parent our child needs us to be, to beat the personal monsters of anger, depression, addiction, selfishness, loneliness. We battle real challenges, not computer-animated fantasy foes. And as you face the battles raging around you right now - maybe even in you - you're having to admit that they are bigger than you are. Actually, there is inside us a deep desire for some power - some spiritual power - beyond our own to enable us to be the man or woman we desperately want to be.

    But we need something better than The Force. It's a fictional, impersonal spiritual energy that only the spiritually elite can tap into. Our biggest struggles are actually against the "dark side" inside us. In our word for today from the Word of God, one of the writers of the Bible spoke about our dark side when he said, "For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do ... I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out ... it is sin living in me that does it." And then he speaks for all of us who battle our dark side when he asks, "Who will rescue me?" (Romans 7:15, 20, 24)

    Thankfully, the Bible doesn't leave us there. The answer follows. "Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!" The "force" we need to conquer the dark side is actually a person - Jesus Christ, the One who gave His life on a cross to pay the death penalty for all the sinning we've ever done. His act of deep love for you broke the power sin has had over the human race since the first man and woman took their lives into their own hands.

    We don't need some impersonal force that doesn't really exist. We need a living Savior! The power of Jesus is demonstrated, above all else, by His empty grave. He walked out of His grave under His own power! If He can conquer death - the darkness that has stopped every other person who's ever lived - He can surely conquer the darkness inside you!

    Jesus says to those who belong to Him, "All power is given to Me in heaven and earth ... and I am with you always" (Matthew 28:18, 20). He is the spiritual power you need to win your battles. He is the love you've been looking for all your life. And Jesus becomes your Savior from your sin when you tell Him you're putting your life into His nail-scarred hands.

    If you want to begin this powerful relationship with the Son of God, tell Him that right where you are. And I'd love to send you the booklet I wrote about it called "Yours For Life." Just let me know you want it.

    Your battles have left you wounded and tired. The dark side has won long enough. You don't ever have to fight alone again. Jesus Christ - the Creator of every faraway galaxy - stands ready to fight for you from the moment you open up to His amazing love.


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