This article was co-authored by Tsahi Shemesh. Tsahi Shemesh is a self-defense expert, specializing in Krav Maga. Shemesh is the Founder and Program Director of Krav Maga Experts in New York City. He has certified hundreds of instructors, and his curriculum is taught in over a dozen countries worldwide.
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In life, we develop friends but we can also develop enemies. Sometimes they’re bullies and other times they turn out to be the people closest to you. By knowing how to interact and handle these people in your life, you can move on without living in fear.
Self Defense Trainer Expert Interview. 17 September 2019.
- If telling a bully to stop doesn’t get them out of your face, continue repeating the phrase. If they fail to get a rise out of you, most bullies won’t be entertained enough to keep on with it. After failing enough times to provoke you, most bullies might just leave you alone.  X Research source
- If a bully escalates things after you tell them to stop, it’s not inappropriate to tell someone, a teacher, parent, or a superior in the office. Get someone else on your side.
Self Defense Trainer Expert Interview. 17 September 2019. If you’re struggling with a bully, use your observational skills to steer clear of their haunts and spend time in other places. Don’t give them the opportunity to antagonize you.
- If you’ve got to see your enemy on a regular basis, like at work or school, and you’re forced to interact with them, your job will be tougher, but not impossible. The best way to avoid these enemies is to avoid listening to them. Put in earbuds when your enemy’s spouting off in the school, so you won’t have to listen to it, or show up right before the bell rings in class and sit on the opposite side of the classroom. It’ll be like they’re not even there.
Self Defense Trainer Expert Interview. 17 September 2019. Withhold it and they’ll die. Even if you do react, make it cool and calm. Never angry.  X Research source
- Practice picturing your enemy doing something ridiculous, like singing opera or wrestling with an octopus, when they’re confronting you.
- Don’t listen to the toxic spew coming from your enemy’s mouth. Practice reciting a mantra any time they speak, focusing hard on replacing the words you hear with something positive. Your favorite song lyrics, a poem, or a prayer might be an appropriate little passage to memorize for these occasions.
Every man or woman living in this planet earth is faced by one opposition or the other. These forces of the enemy are out to wreck the lives and destiny of men. If you don’t do anything about these opposing forces, they will make a mess of your life and destiny. That is why you can’t afford to miss what am about to share with you on how you can defeat all your enemies including the very stubborn ones.
Let me start by stating that all it takes to defeat your adversaries have been done by one man and handed down to you if only you will receive it. Every adversity established or manifesting anywhere is pioneered and controlled by Satan. No matter what is opposing you in any area of your life, Satan is at the root of all of it. That is why you must be ready to do as am about to unveil to you.
The devil, your one and only enemy who manifests in divers ways and media is an already defeated force. If you don’t know this, you will continue to live in perpetual fear and defeat all your life. Jesus came into the world to destroy every works of the devil (1John 3:8). He disarm the enemy of all his weaponry and made a public show of them triumphing over them in victory (Col 2:15). But all these does not transform into automatic victory for you unless you know and do what it takes to appropriate it.
I have told you all these to let you know that your adversary is only thriving on your ignorance. And that is the only battle you have to fight right now and each an everyday of your life. You need to fight ignorance because your enemy wants you to always believe he has power over you; that is not true. You can defeat your enemy by changing the way you think. You have made your enemy powerful enough by how you think; it’s time to switch your thinking to the powerful one who overcame for you.
“The LORD says, “I am the one who strengthens you. Why should you fear mortals, who are no more enduring than grass? Have you forgotten the LORD who made you, who stretched out the heavens and laid the earth’s foundations? Why should you live in constant fear of the fury of those who oppress you, of those who are ready to destroy you? Their fury can no longer touch you. (Isa 51:12-13 GNB).
That’s the good news am sharing with you. God, the creator of heaven and earth has won the battle over your enemy for you. It’s time to start thinking of how big this God is. The more you get conscious of how big your God is, the more irrelevant your enemy will assume. You can arise right now with this understanding and order every stubborn enemy out of your life, health, finances and career in the name of Jesus.
But let me warn you; the victory that Jesus won over the devil, your enemy can only be accessible if you are genuinely born again by willingly repenting of all your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You don’t have to be defeated another day. Surrender your life to Jesus now by going to Him in prayer and see your enemy crumbling under your feet.
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Power of Jesus is the abundant Grace for Salvation of Humanity
Spiritual warfare is an invisible battle that does not need the use of a AK 47 rifle. It is one of the miseries of life that needs divine understanding.
God created us to have three different forms; the body, soul and spirit. And He created the earth (Physical realm) for our body to be in-charge. God created the heavens (spiritual realm) for the spirit to be in-charge.
The origin of spiritual warfare started when Satan and other rebellious angels were chased out of heaven. Revelation chapter 12 verse 7 to 9 says: “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Since Satan could not win the throne of God, he had declared spiritual war against humanity to stop everyone from gaining heaven. Revelation chapter 12 verses 17 say: “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Spiritual warfare is the fight between your spirit and evil spirit. It can also occur between the spirit of light and darkness. Don’t be scared of spiritual warfare because it is an event every Christian would encounter in various ways. The Power of Jesus is above all powers of the demonic forces.
The Cause of Spiritual Warfare
Satan chose to wage war against humanity as a form of retaliation for his defeat in heaven. Satan’s plan is to attack and defeat the souls of people. He does not want us to experience peace on earth and he wants the human race to be spiritually defeated by sins.
Satan initiates spiritual warfare so that everyone can join him and his demons in lake of fire – the eternal punishment. Revelation chapter 20 verse 10 says: “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
8 Major Weapons of Spiritual Enemies
Many unpleasant and mysterious experience of life is an outcome of spiritual warfare.
Some of the weapons used by Satan for spiritual warfare against humanity include some of the following:
3. Unbelief in Jesus Christ
6. Misconception of the Scriptures
7. Distractions through social media
8. Enticement, and so on.
Since God did not originate spiritual warfare, then we must not be ignorant of devil’s devices. Paul was conscious of this fact when he advised the Corinthians to embrace forgiveness… “Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11)
5 Powerful Ways to Defeat Your Enemies
1. Always say the truth
I remember those days when things go wrong, my mum will always ask me to say the truth so that devil could be ashamed. I experienced a serious spiritual warfare within my heart, struggling with a voice telling me to lie since saying the truth can attract scolding from my mum.
You can’t overcome any spiritual warfare if you delight in lies. Ephesians chapter 6 verses 13 and 14 say: “Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.”
2. Accept Prince of Peace
You will defeat all spiritual warfare if you accept Jesus Christ as the only savior that could control your life. Your heart is always the battle field of the spiritual warfare. If you obey the will of God in your lifestyle, then He will fill your heart with peace.
Thus, the weapon of fear from the enemy would be defeated. John chapter 14 verses 27 says: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
3. Have Faith in Jesus
Spiritual enemies can defeat you if fear overwhelms your heart. The brave action that gives victory to spiritual warfare is to secure your heart with faith in Jesus Christ and the LORD. Don’t give up when your dream realm that links to the spiritual realm is filled with nightmares.
You will defeat all spiritual warfare if you believe in the Power of Jesus. At the mention of His name, every knee must bow. Philippians chapter 2 verses 9 and 10 says: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth…”
4. Fervent Prayers
When you encounter a spiritual warfare, do not run from one Pastor to another Prophet. Neither the magician nor the Satanists could help you defeat the spiritual warfare.
Fervent prayers to the LORD is a strong weapon that defeats spiritual enemies. Philippians chapter 4 verses 6 say: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
5. Blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus has being a powerful weapon that constantly defeats Satan in all spiritual warfare. Accept Jesus into your life with all your heart and He will fight the battle for you. Revelation chapter 12 verses 11 says: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”