As Christians, we play into the hand of Satan and his demonic host when we approach demonic warfare as a theoretical game or curiosity rather than a life-threatening conspiracy from the pit of hell.
Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance is a transferable, step-by-step training manual on spiritual warfare. It focuses on clarifying and explaining "how to's" for recognizing and resolving attacks from the world, the flesh and the devil.
“Christians who turn deliverance into a circus side show by allowing shouting and screaming, while combatants square off in a battle of wits and stamina, either do not understand the nature of their authority over demonic spirits or they have purposely turned the moment into an opportunity for self-glorification.
A Christian not understanding his delegated authority over demons is a shame. A Christian purposely turning demonic conflict into an opportunity for self-aggrandizement is a shame. A Christian ignoring demonic conflict because of fear is pitiful. A Christian who sits on the sideline mocking or attacking fellow Christians who are actually in the battle is a coward.”
Karl I. Payne Pg 242, Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance
My objective for writing this book was to clearly communicate a message and material that a new Christian can understand and that a warrior can use. My desire is that the material be simple, biblical, and transferable. If you read this and walk away in a fog, then I’ve failed to do my job. If the topic has frightened you rather than encouraged you, then I haven’t communicated as clearly as I should have.
We are more than conquerors in Christ. It’s time we began living like victors in this world rather than as victims. Our Savior and our faith are more than enough to guarantee we have consistent victory over the world, the flesh and the devil—assuming we learn to fight strategically and biblically with the weapons at our disposal. Our enemies—the world, the flesh, and the devil (sociological, physiological, and supernatural opposition)—represent every possible combination of spiritual warfare we will encounter in this life.
We must learn how to recognize all three enemies and not focus on one at the expense of the others. In Christ, we have the authority and the power to consistently walk above their temptations and propositions if we will learn how to discern the source of our battles and apply the proper defense system God has designed for each enemy.
And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."
--Luke 10 18-20
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.
Karl Payne presents the Biblical and practical aspects of the reality of spiritual warfare in a clear and simple fashion...
--C. Fred Dickason, Th.D.
As I read this book, four important words came to mind: graphic, practical, balanced and Biblical...
--Dr. Mark I. Bubeck
...Finally we have a balanced and theologically sound examination of demonic oppression and possession...
--Dr. Ergun M. Caner