The posture for Spiritual Warfare
Pentecostals and Charismatics have to be extra careful in the area of engaging the enemy in spiritual warfare. We cannot afford to be flippant in the use of the Name of Jesus to do war with demons and powers of darkness with the wrong spiritual posture. Apostle Peter is not inexperienced in this matter and he identifies the pitfalls of warfare warriors and advises us on the right posture.
1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Pride was the downfall of Lucifer. Humility is prerequisite to be seated with Jesus in heavenly place.
A divine compassion for the lost and a holy disdain for the adversary of the souls of man ensures a sure victory for His Glory.