Title: Our Warfare: Against Demons and Territorial Spirits
Author: Frank Hammond
Publisher: Impact Christian Books, Inc.
Back Cover: Our Warfare
The Call to war… has now been issued by our Commander and Chief, The Lord Jesus Christ. The 1990’s were a decade of spiritual warfare. The 2000’s are only more so. It’s God’s timing. The end of the age is at hand, and it’s time for the Church to bring down the “gates of hades.” God is calling His army to battle!
Book Review: Our Warfare
Our Warfare is a booklet that helps the believer to better understand how to wage war against the spiritual realm that seeks our destruction. The contents include the following:
- The Nature of Our Warfare
- We Wrestle
- Not Against Flesh and Blood
- An Organized Kingdom
- Delegated Authorities
- World Rulers
- Wicked Spirits
- Sound The Trumpet
- Clothe Yourself For Battle
- Take Your Spiritual Weapons
- Know Your Enemy
- His Limitations
- His Methods of Attack
- His Schemes
- Methods For Disarming The Strongman
- Researching the Past
- Repenting of All Sins
- Forgiving Others
- Recognizing God’s Purpose
- Ministering with Compassion
- Praying with All Prayer
- Speaking to the Mountain
- Deliverance and Territorial Spirits
- Who Sets the Battle Plan?
- Who Has the Authority to Pull Down Strongholds?
- The Twelve
- The Seventy
- The Church
- Who Should Lead the Warfare?
- Pulling Down Strongholds vs. Binding and Loosing
- Binding & Loosing
- How Long Does Warfare Take?
As you can see, Hammond packs a lot into this short 22 page booklet. While this isn’t intended to be an exhaustive study on our spiritual warfare, it is a wonderful start for those unfamiliar with spiritual warfare or a great reminder for those that would like or need a refresher in this area.
My thoughts about Our Warfare
I thought this booklet was well written. It was a great overview with some details about the spiritual warfare that we find ourselves engaged in each day. Hammond did a wonderful job in presenting this material in an easy to understand way. It’s also well laid out from beginning to end. Our Warfare helps us to really understand who our enemy is…
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
If we lose focus, we will begin to attack one another, rather than the real enemy. The enemy does a good enough job on his own taking people down, he doesn’t need our help, but he will sure take it if we offer it to him. How do we offer it? By yielding to his influence in how we treat others, rather than yielding to God’s influence, which is love.
I once told my wonderful husband and one of my dearest friends something the Holy Spirit taught me in waging war. He said that I need to forgive whoever is coming against me, bless them, slide them to the side and battle the real enemy that is influencing or trying to work through them. He reminded me that if I remember this, I will be less likely to get offended or upset by what people say or do to me. We see this in the example of Jesus on the cross and Stephen when he was being stoned. Our Lord Jesus and Stephen (following His example) both asked God to forgive those that were coming against them saying, “for they know not what they were doing.” In turn, we can do the same today.
Do I believe they knew what they were doing? Yes and no. While I think they were aware of their physical actions, I do not believe they knew who they were working for and the spiritual impact that they were making. Likewise, so many of us can be used by the enemy today to sow sin, strife, and so many other things that are the evidence of his nefarious work.
We can love those that hurt us, bless them, slide them to the side and battle the real enemy, because we don’t need anymore casualties among the body of Christ than what has already transpired since Jesus ascended to be with our Father in heaven, preparing a place for His bride.
This booklet, helps us to not only know the enemy, but how he shows himself and who he works through today (and throughout time). In Our Warfare, we are given a strategy for battle. We learn how to disarm the enemy, a little on deliverance and a topic not often discussed, territorial spirits (see in Daniel 10:13, 20). We are then directed to a battle plan, learn about our authority and pulling down strongholds. We also learn the importance of who has the authority to lead the warfare in any given situation. I really liked that Hammond included the section on strongholds verses binding and loosing, as these can be easily misunderstood.
And finally, Hammond covers the time it takes for warfare, that section shouldn’t be missed. I believe that we live in a world of instant gratification and if we don’t see results immediately, we can tend to assume it didn’t work and give up contending for what Jesus suffered and died for us to have…the abundant life.
Would I Recommend Our Warfare
Most assuredly, I would recommend this to new believers and mature believers alike. We can often walk with Jesus for a long time, but I don’t believe we will ever get this down perfectly, at least on this side of heaven and this booklet is a wonderful reminder of who we are really fighting and biblically how can we fight him, for the sure victory we have through the finished work of our Lord Jesus.
And, that’s a wrap… Our Warfare
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“We are alerted that there is warfare. Our warfare is not of the flesh; it is a spiritual battle. Furthermore, Christians, it is our warfare. There is no option involved for us. We are in combat. We have been commissioned in God’s army. We are under siege. The enemy has already built strongholds, even in our minds! Our Commander and Chief has issued us the required weaponry. He has given us His Name as our authority. We must not delay. Let us take up our warfare and defeat the enemy.”2
2 Frank Hammond, Our Warfare (Impact Christian Books, 2011), 3 (all emphasis is in the original quote)