I’ve always been uncomfortable with this language. There is often talk about being out “to the test,” experiencing “battle against demons,” and, in the process, demonizing the works or words of others. Sometimes, you can look at the situation and clearly see the mis-step made by the spiritual warrior that engaged them into their own sense of embattlement.
Too often, it seems as if spiritual warfare is more about I, I, I than Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Is not the battle actually between the Lord and the demons of the world? Our challenge is in declaring “which side” we will be engaged. I believe that we are called more towards trusting in the Good Shepherd rather than striking out afield against demons.
When it comes to spiritual warfare, I have declared pacifism and wish the same for you. May the peace of Christ be with you.