This week Peter Warren came and spoke to us YWAMers about spiritual warfare. We learned that the most important thing to know when it comes to the enemy is that there is a battle going on right now for the souls of mankind. In the western world we rationalize our behavior through a humanistic approach that whatever happens is just the course of life and we can’t fight it. Also we want to believe in the things we can see and feel but in class we talked about the cosmic battle that is going on for our souls in a realm we many times can’t see and feel. Everyone knows the truth about God because he has made it clear to them but they miss out on a life of freedom from sin because they suppress the truth in their hearts. The way to combat the enemies influence in others lives is to go to spiritual warfare for them and pray for them. I learned that God has two wills: Boulema, or what has been determined or set and thelema, God’s wish or pleasure. God does have infinite knowledge but He chooses to limit Himself because He wants a relationship built on love rather than control. Just as when a daddy wrestles with his kiddos, he doesn’t exert all his energy and strength as to give the child a chance to win, so God does the same with us. God has a strategy though and it is crazy but perfect because God designed it. He wants to use us to fulfill His plan here on earth by reaching the hearts of His people. He wants His to bring the victory to earth by being His witnesses through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are the glove and He is the hand. We are simply the carrier that He wishes to use to use for His purpose and representation. This means that we must be empty of ourselves and sensitive to the spirit’s guidance in our lives because we have been anointed to redeem, renew and restore unbelievers to Jesus. We can do this through prayer and waiting on the Lord. Guy H. King puts it this way, “No one’s a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.” We must pray and go to battle for our lost brothers and sisters around us because God is worth it and His plan and ways are perfect. We are on satan’s case because we know his tactics and we know we are living from victory, knowing that at Jesus’s return the devil’s butt will be kicked and those who have chosen to follow Jesus will have won!!!