Christians must be taught about supernatural powers before they enter into warfare. Two Presbyterian ministers in Ghana who underestimated the enemy. “One of them, contrary to the warnings of the people in the area, ordered a tree which had been enshrined by Satanic priests to be cut down. On the day that the last branch of the tree was lopped off, the pastor collapsed and died. The second minister commanded that a fetish shrine be demolished. When it was destroyed, he suffered a stroke.” 9 These two well-meaning saints probably attacked these shrines doubting that the heathen priest did not have any power. However, they truly do have great power that abides if it is not met with superior supernatural power.
Satan does have convincing supernatural power to unbelievers; one reason is he has spiritual power over them. The Bible reveals that Jesus Christ’s power is superior to to Satan. Amazingly, God’s Word also discloses that Christians’ are able to overcome all the powers of the Satan and his demons. However, they must believe Jesus. Christians to stand in authority must be sure of the victory of Jesus. These two stories that are cited above are sad testimonies. I believe these stories show more than Christians underestimating the power of Satan. These demonstrate that, like many Christians who are willing to engage supernatural warfare, are without the proper supernatural training too.
This is what spiritual warfare is about. Jesus must be the center of a person’s life. One must know Him from the power of the Word of God, because of His triumph; His people can win their war. The Scripture reveals Him in ‘power and authority, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” (Eph. 2:6),
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