What Got Me Started Learning About Spiritual Warfare

As I’d written about some time back, I decided to learn more about evil & spiritual warfare.  I started this journey after watching a sermon about witchcraft, & would like to share some about what I learned from that sermon.  Just so you know, this is just scratching the surface. It’s quite an in depth topic.

Most people hear the word “witch” & think of images of a woman wearing all black, with a pointy black hat, & either riding a broom or stirring something in a large cauldron.  This is not the norm, however, except in movies.  Witches are all around us.  Many who are involved with certain religions, such as Wicca & Paganism, openly practice witchcraft, but there are even more people who practice witchcraft in much more subtle ways.  So subtle, in fact, that many witches don’t even consider themselves witches.  These are those who do things that go against God yet aren’t as obvious, such as manipulating, controlling, envying or hating others.  By doing these things that go against God, they are inviting the enemy, Satan, & his demons to work.

A side note here… such behaviors as manipulation, control & envying others are especially common among narcissists.  This is just one more reason I believe Narcissistic Personality Disorder to be more about evil than a mental health problem.  That isn’t the topic of this post, obviously, but I wanted to put it out there for something to think about.

Satan is a powerful enemy, but his powers are limited.  He needs to use human beings to enable him to do much of his work in the physical realm.  This is where people who don’t know God intimately come into play.  When they come across someone who they feel threatened by – such as someone they view as more successful, popular or attractive – they hate that person easily.  That hatred opens the door for Satan to work in their life as well as their victim’s life.  To keep the original person engaged, Satan often works subtly to keep their minds focused on their hatred.  One thing he does is to remind them to keep up with the personal details of that person they hate.  I firmly believe that this is why some people are so devoted about keeping up with the personal details such as snooping on social media posts of people they hate.  They certainly aren’t looking in the hopes of learning that the object of their hatred is happy & doing well.  They are looking in the hopes of finding out that person is miserable, alone, broke, sick or whatever. 

An important thing to keep in mind is that even Christians aren’t completely immune to the enemy’s attacks.  Consider the story of Job.  He was loyal to God, yet Satan attacked his health, family & more.  Even Jesus was not immune to the enemy’s attacks while He was here in human form.  Satan tempted Him.  That story can be found in Matthew 4.  No matter how much you love God, Satan still can cause you problems.

To protect yourself, you must learn about Satan.  No one who successfully defeats an enemy does so without knowing about their enemy.  They get to know how their enemy thinks & how they work.  Remember that fighting Satan & his demons isn’t like fighting humans.  Ephesians 6:12 describes them in the Amplified Bible, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” 

To fight a spiritual enemy, you also need to wear the armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:13-17: “Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” 

And above all, never, ever fail to ask God for help, guidance, discernment, courage & anything else you need.  If you don’t know what you need, that is ok!  Just ask Him for help, & He will be glad to do so!  Remember, Psalm 46 says that God is an ever present help in times of trouble, He is always with us & our Stronghold! 



Filed under Christian Topics and Prayers, Evil Spirits and Spiritual Warfare, Narcissism

16 responses to “What Got Me Started Learning About Spiritual Warfare

  1. William Mathieu

    Hello sister Cynthia🌻😊.Your post filled me with humble joy. Your spot on with everything you said. This journey your on, goes deep. I’ve been on it for 5 years. That’s how I discovered the narcissist is not a personality disorder. The secular medical establishment has a cunning way of creating new names to call things when they have no idea what their up against. They just feel the need to give an answer, wether right or wrong.
    Now I will share my reasoning why I also believe the narc is demonicly controlled.
    My ex and I actually made it to counselling near the end. In our last session, she used against me an old trama I suffered from a nasty parent. She accused me of duing to her what my parent did to me. Well, being already sucked dry of my person by the narc, my heart was shattered and emotions devestated by the renewing of that trama. I was brought so low and began weeping terribly. When I looked up at her through my tears, she squirmed in the chair, and an evil smerk came apon the face, but that’s not the most terrifing thing of it all. When I looked into her eyes, they were black, as she turned her head away. Her eyes are naturally blue. At that moment, I had excused myself. I was dumb founded, yet frightened of what I just witnessed. You can’t make this stuff up. At least not me. The marriage ended not long after that, with her disgard of me like an old rag. For me, it was God looking out for me, yet He allowed me to suffer, yet experience this demon, and gave me knowledge about them, all the while teaching me why I kept attracting them into my life.
    Fight the good fight sister, March on Christian soldier😊. Your on an amazing journey of the reality of the world we exist in.
    May our Lord Yeshua, protect you as fill you with the Holy Spirit to discern the truth you will be gifted to see. Your brother William.

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    • Good morning William! 🙂

      I agree about this journey being a deep one! It’s always seemed that way even before learning much of anything about true evil.

      Also agreed about the current medical establishment!

      I know that black eyes thing!! My mother’s eyes did that too. Naturally they were dark brown so I chalked it up to her pupils were dialated & I couldn’t tell the difference between dark brown & black. but even so, I knew in my gut they were black. And, many other children of narcissistic parents I’ve spoken with have said the same thing about their parents’ eyes turning black.

      I believe you! God truly uses bad things, even horrible things like relationships with narcissists, for some good purpose. Fun? No. But necessary & rewarding when you can teach others what you have learned!

      Thank you so much (as always) for your encouragement! It is truly appreciated! May God bless you! ❤

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      • William Mathieu

        I forgot to mention this Cynthia. My witnessing the “demon” within, was meant for me to see, and me only. For you see, the demon was comfortable doing so, because the councilor was a retired military Chaplin and an ordained pastor, yet he was blind. So the arrogance of that demon would not have a 2nd witness to support me. No one in the leadership of my church would have believed my testimony of what I had seen. They all became her/ demon flying monkeys. It was just a big demonic crap show. The only person’s that believed me, was my dad and son. God used my dad to help me thrive to stay focused through all of it, while encouraging to leave that church and don’t look back.
        You keep digging for the truth of it all sweat sister and you will be given it. Be prepared to be amazed, astonished, ( because the church’s have not been teaching the reality of the spirit world around us) as well as frightened. My God keep you on the straight and narrow as put a hedge of protection around you. You are in this journey, because you are “ready”. Share the truth without fear of negative responses. What God gives freely, God expects in return😊. So there’s only this to say. Onward Christian solder.
        Your brother in Yeshua, William.
        P.S. your going to love this journey. Like all of us that’s been on it for sometime, you will find yourself wanting more.

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        • A big demonic crap show indeed. Wow.. Thank God for His help & your father & son!!

          I fully expect what I learn to be shocking, although I think I am a bit prepared. Prior to becoming a Christian, I was into the occult. I’ve seen demons & interacted with them several times due to that so I have some preparation at least.

          Thank you so much for your wisdom & encouragement! God bless you!

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          • William Mathieu

            Wow😌. Your my first aquantince with someone that was involved with the occult.
            All Glory to the great I AM for calling you out🥲🥲🥲🥲. No doubt!!!! you have a good understanding of the demonic spiritual realm. I’ve learned it has a chain of command. It mimics our heavenly Father’s order in the heavens.
            Here’s a tidbit of an experience I had 2 years ago. I was working part time for guy doing tree removal. ( I had knowledge then of the occult and their symbols ). When we arrived at the customers house, she had occult symbols all through the yard and nailed on the house. I told my boss, I will not set foot on that property, because she worshiped demons. He laughed at me and asked how I new that. I pointed out all the symbols and chimes in her yard. He still laughed and tolded me the job needs to be done. So I went into my truck and prayed for protection.
            The boss laughed at that also. Being around him for sometime after that, he to, was exposed of being a narc. So it makes sense he had no issue that the place was demonic. He must have felt right at home.
            Anyhow. I’m avdventuring through your web site and came across your meme’s😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. My favorite 2 are the narc warning level and the flying monkey😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. Truly, you’ve got humour and talent😂😂😂😂😂😂. My eyes tear as I thank God for your existence, salvation, and persiverance towards the truth, and your love for others whom suffer, because of their lack of knowledge. 🙏🕊️😘. Don’t seek validation from man for all your hard work sister. ( That can be quite a temptation for some of us). Only the validation of your person need come from our Father. So you are lovely, because you are His daughter in Yeshua. The fruits of the spirit revealed that to me😁

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            • Really? So many people are involved in the occult, I’m surprised to be the first person you’ve met who was involved with it.

              I’m forever grateful He got me away from that! Interestingly, the occult is what got me reading the Bible (I was told what I was doing was ok because it was based on the Bible, crazy as that is). Just took me a little time to realize God indeed did exist & learn the Gospel after that.

              Not sure how good my understanding of the demonic is, but I know some & am looking to learn more.

              YES! It does mimic things of God & has a chain of command!

              That does make sense why your boss had no problem with the demonic! I really think too that the majority of people don’t think the devil & demons are real or at least aren’t actively working in the world.

              So glad you like the memes! 😅 They’re fun to make! I should do more one of these days.

              Thank you so very much for what you said! It’s greatly appreciated! ❤

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              • William Mathieu

                Your welcome Cynthia.😌.
                Here’s a fun fact. All governmental buildings in D.C are laiden inside an out with occult symbols. The first lady decorated a huge mirror with baphomet sitting on the top of it. There’s a pentagram also associate with this god.2 triangles intercoursed with each other. Another interesting fact that’s worthy of attention. There’s only one country in this world the has the pentagram symbol on their national flag🤨🤔. I won’t say, because it’s”taboo”. I’ll let you reasearch that on your own. Hint. Look to the middle east😊. May I also pursuade you to get a copy of the first book of Enoch for your studies??? You will find it indispensable along with your Bible. The book will bring much clearity to Genesis chapter 6. May God bless you🙏😌


                • Funny you mention that! Hubby & I were just talking about the occult symbols in DC the other day! So disturbing! As disturbing as that flag you mentioned. Geeez….

                  I will look into that book, thank you for the suggestion!

                  May God bless you too!


                  • William Mathieu

                    Your always welcomed Cynthia. Another fun fact. D.C was built by free masons and every president but 2 in the history of this country was a free mason. Baphomet is there god. His name is Azazal. One of the angels that left their first estate and took human wife’s. It’s very cool that the Holy Spirit gave you and your husband eyes to see what’s in D.C.😊😊. Look at the statue of George Washington. His in the pose of the baphomet🤔. Look closely at the baphomet. He’s bi-sexual. The goat head is a depiction of his sexual prowness. If your know anything about goats, the males are extremely sexually driven. They try to hump each other and can also ejaculate all by themselves, standing alone.

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                    • I’ve heard that about the presidents & free masons. I know virtually nothing about the masons & baphomet. How disturbing that all is! Yet how few people know it. It’s just normal & always has been there. I live about 30 minutes from DC & didn’t know about any of this until recently.

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                    • William Mathieu

                      Isn’t it confounding that all this demonic activity has been right out in the open and we never saw it until recently??? More and more people are beening awakened though, yet the majority are still asleep😔. God opened my eyes and got me learning about narcissisism ,and the road keeped going. I’ve come to an understanding that the world has been breeding them for decades. Take the true God out of society, and the consequences is the evil and chaos today. There’s people out in this world bringing back the ancient gods Cynthia. The hearts of mankind are growing cold from generation to generation. They drank the Kool aid of sudo science and exchanged the truth of God for a lie.

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                    • It absolutely is confounding! It’s just out there & so few people recognize it as anything bad. It reminds me of that quote from the movie “The Usual Suspects” (I think that’s the right movie anyway) that says, “The greatest trick the devil has ever done is to convince people he doesn’t exist.” It’s so true!

                      It’s interesting how seeing one truth just opens another door then another & another, isn’t it?

                      So true. The more God is pushed out, the more space that makes for evil to reign in people’s lives. It’s horrible!

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                    • William Mathieu

                      I just came across this reply Cynthia. It went to junk mail🙄🤨.
                      But yes, I agree with you. I’ve heard that saying. It confirms the exposure and tactics given in the Bible about our enemies. Our enemies are not man. It’s the demonic aggression of a very organized spiritual realm, that seduces, deceives, and promotes the corrupt spiritual depravity man is born with/inherited. The fruits of the Holy Spirit,
                      Galatians 5:22-23. The fruits of the Holy Spirit, is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
                      Fruits of the flesh/evil. 19-21. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolitry, with craft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you of before, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

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                    • I get the same sort of thing.. comments end up in my spam folder on wordpress or email sometimes. GGRR!!!

                      Absolutely! If our enemies were man, they’d be so much easier to fight since we could see them & there would be no denying what they are doing. Spiritual battles are more challenging since we can’t see them & so many people don’t believe they exist because they can’t be seen in the physical realm.

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  2. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote

    Hi, Cynthia. For some reason your posts haven’t been showing up in my reader, even though I am following you. I searched for your blog to see if you were still posting, and I see that you have posted a lot lately. I will go back and read through the ones I missed. Your writing is so excellent, I don’t want to miss any.

    I really appreciate this post, especially the pertinent scripture verses. My paternal grandfather practiced witchcraft. He wrote a will leaving me the sole heir of his small estate, because he wanted me to have the money to go to college. What I did not know then was that people who practice witchcraft also designate an heir for their spiritual powers. This is probably why I knew the moment that my grandfather died, even though I was more than one thousand miles away, sitting in my junior high school classroom listening to the teacher, and I had no idea that my 59 year old grandfather was on his deathbed.

    Yes, witchcraft is very real. It completely destroyed my life, as a young teenager. It wasn’t until I became a Christian believer many years later, and prayed and renounced the evil legacy from my grandfather, that my life was set free from this generational curse. The power of God is infinitely stronger than the powers of darkness.

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    • That’s so odd! I’ve talked to several people who follow my blog that have had some issues over the last couple of years (usually wordpress makes them unfollow me & they have to refollow). No clue what that is about! Sorry though! And thank you so much for what you said about my writing! ❤

      Wow.. I didn't realize that about witches designating heirs for their powers. Very unsettling! Thank God for getting you away from all of that! Truly He is infinitely more powerful!

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