The Invisible War Updated & Expanded Edition (Paperback)Chip Ingram
Spiritual warfare for every Christian
The Bible is clear: if you are a Christian, you are at war. But our approach to spiritual warfare usually falls into one of two extremes--either we place an undue emphasis on Satan and his powers or we completely ignore the existence of a personal enemy. The Invisible War offers a balanced look at what the Bible says on the subject.
Based on Paul's teaching in Ephesians 6, this book shows you what you need to know about Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare. Find out how to
- prepare yourself for spiritual battle
- cultivate invincible faith
- find freedom from demonic influence
"Most Christians have no idea how much of their daily life is influenced by the subtle deception and lies of our adversary," says Chip Ingram. The Invisible War will help you understand your power and position in Christ, and how to practically put on the full armour of God, and stand firm against the enemy.
Section 1 Spiritual Warfare 101— What Every Believer Needs to Know 17
Section 2 Spiritual Warfare 201— How to Prepare Yourself for Spiritual Battle 75
Section 3 Spiritual Warfare 301— How to Do Battle with the Enemy and Win 121
Section 4 Spiritual Warfare 401— Deliverance from Demonic Influence 167
Conclusion— A Tale of Two Warriors 211
About the Author
Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of many books, including God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and nine grandchildren and live in California.
Size140 x 216 mm
Number of Pages224 pp
PublisherBaker Book House
Spiritual Warfare 101
What Every Believer Needs to Know
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race
can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their exis-
tence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and
unhealthy interest in them.
C. S. Lewis
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand
firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not
against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the
powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against
the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Introduction: Opening Your Eyes
In this central New Testament passage about spiritual warfare,
Paul tells his readers the nature of the battle and how they are
to fight it. This first section—Spiritual Warfare 101—will cover
Paul’s general command in v. 10, his specific command in v. 11,
and the reason he gives in v. 12 for both commands. As we move
on through the passage, we will discover five basic truths to
ground us in the reality of the invisible war and to guide us in