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FSW Live! - Lesson 05

by Dr. Steve Wittmann



Weapons, Techniques, & Strategies

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  • Warfare Preparation
  • Weapons & Techniques
  • Warfare Strategies
  • The Warrior’s Companion

Preparation – Spiritual Armor

There is no place for an unprotected warrior in spiritual warfare.

There’s no excuse for showing up on the spiritual battlefield naked.

Spiritual Armor
  • Do not try and “pray” it on
  • See Unchained & Under Cover:
    • Dressing in Spiritual Armor
    • Warring Under Authority
    • Empowering Spiritual Weapons
    • Spiritual Coverings and Protection

  • Proclaim and Enter into the Presence of God
  • Stand before God dressed in His spiritual armor
  • Proclaim your submission to God
  • Proclaim your righteousness by the blood of Christ
  • Receive God’s power and authority
  • Take your stand with God
  • Seek God’s anointing

Fight in the Spirit - Not the Flesh

God created you a spiritual being and called you to fight His war in the spiritual realm.

The enemy is quite happy watching you fight in the spiritual realm by remote control.

Understand the Enemy

Don’t be lulled into thinking that the dark kingdom will show mercy or compassion.

Rom 12:19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.

Choose Your Weapon

The Kingdom warrior’s primary weapons are prayer, petition, & proclamation.

Warfare Prayer

Spiritual warfare prayer is different from worship prayer.

In spiritual warfare, prayer is used to ask God to assist in your warfare. The warrior uses prayer to ask God to assist in the things a warrior is unable to do.

Warfare Petitions

Warfare petitions are asking for assistance or calling for help.

The Kingdom warrior may petition for:
  • Warriors
  • Guardians
  • Messengers
  • Ministering Spirits
  • Spiritual Coverings – Hedge of Protection
  • Healing & Restoration (Soul, Heart, & Mind)
  • Discernment & Revelation
  • Wisdom & Guidance
  • Remembrance

Warfare Proclamation

Proclamation – Techniques for Engagement
  • Be short – Be concise
  • Proclaim with authority
  • Know all nine elements of the divine exchange – the source of your authority (See ICM Course – Bought with Blood)
  • Proclaim with precision
  • Avoid meaningless words
  • Pause and listen to the Spirit and frequently give thanks

Identity is a Weapon

The Kingdom warrior should:
  • Expect the accuser to ceaselessly question your identity and authority
  • Receive identity verses in your heart
  • Ask God to give you a warrior’s name
  • Pray for The Father’s validation – Just before Satan tempted Jesus, God validated Him.

Fight Your Own Battles

Fight your own battle techniques:
  • Don’t say, “Lord, we ask you to bind the spirit of…” – Stop asking and do it yourself!
  • Don’t say, “Father God, we want to come against the spirit of…”
    • Stop praying and proclaiming passively
    • Stop talking about what you want to do and just do it!
  • Stop praying for God to do your warfare for you.
  • Speak directly to the spirit with whom you war.

Save Embellishments for Private Worship

Kingdom warrior engagement techniques:
  • Indulge yourself in prayer during times of private worship – during warfare, stay focused and on point.
  • Proclaim with precision
  • Proclaim with authority
  • Mat 8:32 And He said to them, "Go!" And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. Use Jesus’ example as a model for your warfare.

The Law of God is Your Legal Weapon

Satan and all of the servants of the dark kingdom are bound by God’s law.

As God’s warrior, you are free to use His law to serve any purpose of the Kingdom of God against which dark spirits cannot withstand.

You are a Spiritual Warrior, so Fight Like One!

Intercessory warrior techniques:
  • Ask the Spirit of Truth to guide you to the human spirits you’re ministering.
  • Call out human spirits by name.
  • Stand over human spirits when interceding.
  • Command dark spirits individually by name.
  • Be aware that spiritual warfare is fatiguing.

Understand Command Hierarchy
  • Throne
  • Dominions
  • Principalities
  • Powers
  • Rulers
  • Authorities

How the Enemy Fights Back
  • Hide their Name
  • Magnify Emotions
  • Hide Bible Verses
  • Misdirection
  • Incorrect Thinking
  • Authorities
  • Conceal the Legal Ground
  • Conceal the Strongman Spirit

Additional Weapons
  • The Gates of Hell
  • Keys to Heaven
  • The Binding Chain
  • Righteous Anger
  • Withstanding & Perseverance

The Gates of Hell

Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The Keys to Heaven

Mat 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."

Mat 18:18 “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

The Binding Chain

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

The phrase laid hold comes from the Greek word krateō which means to hold in check, to take hold of, or restrain.

Righteous Anger

Luk 19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

Luk 19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Withstanding & Perseverance

Dan 10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.”

Theater Strategies – Heart & Mind
  • Don’t go into battle as a wounded solider.
  • Cleanse unrighteousness and unforgiveness from your heart before engaging the enemy.
  • Be in right-standing with God.
  • Carefully dress in God’s armor – sloppy armor can be compromised.

Theater Strategies – Deliverance
  • Deliverance through the law – break authority and legal grounds first
  • Brute Force - overpower stubbornness with authority
  • Don’t counter each other’s authority
  • Establish a teamwork approach with tasks assigned to each minister
  • Call out human spirits when necessary
  • Whenever possible, call out dark spirits by name

Theater Strategies – Intercession
  • If possible, work as a team with prayer warriors
  • Break authority – cancel legal grounds
  • Move in-between unclean spirits and human spirits – become a shield and withstand
  • Whenever possible, call out dark spirits by name
  • Clear the way for the Spirit of Truth to minister

Theater Strategies – Assignments & Schemes
  • Recognize spirit groups and hierarchy
  • Watch for strongholds and/or legal grounds
  • Watch for the strongman spirit
  • Whenever possible, call out dark spirits by name
  • Move in-between unclean spirits and human spirits – become a shield and withstand

Theater Strategies – Kingdom Warfare
  • Whenever possible, work as a team.
  • Build a Task Force team with a variety of spiritual gifts.
  • Listen to the Spirit of Truth for guidance.
  • Primary weapons in this theater are petition and proclamation.

Do Not Let Your Faith Falter

Luke 10:19 "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.

Spirit of Truth is Your Guide – Rely on Him

The Spirit of Truth is your companion in spiritual warfare. He is there to assist and empower you. Learn to rely on Him for guidance on the battlefield.

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