Overcoming spiritual adversity or opposition

Overcoming spiritual adversity or opposition

To overcome spiritual adversity we have to realize that spiritual adversity is an opposition of the powers of sin, using deception and/or accusation against us.

God can prevent or allow adversities in our lives. When God prevent adversities in our lives, He does that, so that we don’t be tempted beyond what we are able. And when God allows adversities in our lives then it gives God the opportunity to glorify Jesus as the God who saves or He can do that to provide us with grace so that we can go through the adversity, and be a praise of the glory of His grace.

So we saw that there are two things that we encounter when the powers of sin oppose us: deception and accusation.

Overcoming deception and accusation

To overcome deception and accusation we have to submit ourselves to God and we have to resist the powers of sin so that they will flee from us with their deceptions and accusations. We have to submit ourselves to God so that we can put the whole armor of God to stand against the wiles of the powers of sin. The three bible verses that we have used in this article are: 1 Corinthians 10:13, James 4:7 and Ephesians 6:10-11

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man. But God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

James 4:7

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:10-11

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.