As a prayer warrior, would you consider yourself a good “wrestler?” Or do you run at the first sign of contention, having lost battles too often? In order to fight effectively, we must know clearly who our enemy is and what our weapons are, removing all common ground with the enemy.

I hope that you, along with all other believers and intercessors, can recognize yourself in these words of Paul:

” For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12).

When Paul says “we,” this is all-inclusive language. He means every believer in Christ, regardless of gender, age, physique or fighting ability—we are all called to be wrestlers in God’s kingdom.

We do not get to decide whether or not we will fight. We belong to the Lord Jesus, and that fact automatically sets us in opposition to His foes.

We were born in the mist of battle and we were born for war.

Principalities and Powers