When we consider the spiritual battle we’re fighting, we must remember the focus of our fight. Because of what Jesus did, we are not fighting for victory, but from victory. No matter what it may look like in the natural, the devil and his demonic forces have already been defeated; the fight is now focused on our minds and whether or not we believe this. Therefore, the essence of spiritual warfare consists of understanding and maintaining the victory that has been obtained. We do this by renewing our minds according to God’s Word, which enables us to see what is going on around us through the lens of the Bible instead of through a worldly view. We are not going up against humans, but against the forces of hell that have already lost the war and been stripped of all authority and power. Cloaking ourselves in the protective armor of the Word not only gives us a fighting chance, but helps us win.