For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
For a sex addict, everyday is a fight: thoughts, unwanted sexual behaviors and actions, etc. We live in a dark world and sometimes we encounter those dark forces that tempt and entice us to do things that in our heart, we know are wrong. I think that in our lives, whether you are Christian or not, we battle against powerful evil forces of fallen angels headed by satan, who, remarkably enough, himself is a vicious fighter (see 1 Peter 5:8).
Satan has control over these fallen angels/demons. They’re not mere fantasies – trust me, they are very real. We face a powerful army whose main goal is to destroy the souls of men and defeat the Christ’s church. These spirits are our enemies, even more so when a person believes in Christ, and these demons try every device to turn us away from God and make our lives miserable. We must engage in the struggle because satan is constantly battling against all who are on the Lord’s side and keeping all others who aren’t, in the dark. We need supernatural power to defeat satan and God has provided this to all believers by giving us His Holy Spirit within us and His armor (Ephesians 6:10-17) surrounding us.
I’ll discuss this topic a little bit more in the future, but I just wanted to let you know who we as sex addicts fight against. Yes, we fight against ourselves at times, but ultimately it’s the spiritual forces that are constantly around us, that we need fight. Though it sounds daunting, rejoice that God has given us the tools and authority to fight and we are assured victory.