As followers of Christ, how do we handle conflict with enemies and adversaries? The Bible calls us to a different response from the ways of the world.
With unbelievers, we must remember that they are blind without the gospel. So we conquer evil with good, reconcile hate with love. We bless those who persecute us and pray for our enemies. It reflects God’s mercy toward us, displayed in Christ.
Between believers, disputes should be resolved peacefully. We gently restore those caught in sin, patiently correcting without condemning. Gossip and slander have no place in the church. Forgiveness heals broken relationships and builds unity.
But we do battle against the forces of darkness spiritually. Using Scripture as our sword, we refute deception and destroy lies. The Holy Spirit helps us discern false teachings and resist temptation. Standing firm in faith we claim Christ’s victory over evil.
After all, we are called to purify our own hearts. As we grow in grace, we will extend more grace. Our real enemy is not flesh and blood. By following Jesus, we conquer evil with humility, truth, and sacrificial love.
Dear friends, now let’s look at the following Bible scriptures about fighting the enemy.
“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace”
“Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us”
“The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies”
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness”
2 Timothy 2:3
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
“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?”
“Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight”
“Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord , and he shall save thee”
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”
1 Peter 2:23
“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously”
“Plead my cause, O Lord , with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me”
“Deliver me, O Lord , from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man”
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”
1 Corinthians 14:33
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints”
2 Corinthians 11:14
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”
1 Timothy 6:12
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses”
1 Peter 4:12
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you”
“Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you”
“And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight”
“He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire”
“Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”