Spiritual warfare is resisting, overcoming and defeating the enemy's lies that he sends our way. Spiritual warfare deals with three key things the enemy sends at us: temptations, deception and accusations. The purpose of understanding spiritual warfare is so that we can understand the dynamics of the conflict, and move forward in victory, rather than lie in defeat. The goal of spiritual warfare is to advance the Kingdom of God, take territory from the enemy and bring souls into the kingdom. If we understand how our enemy works, his traps and strategies are less likely to take us by surprise.