We believe that spiritual forces of evil are real and active in this world and that they particularly act on
human fleshly and material desires. So as we oppose them in our own lives, or while we intercede for others
trapped by such desires, we should be aware of the existence of evil spirits that are behind them: "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). We should also be aware of the fact that these forces of darkness can be defeated
by the power of the Holy Spirit with Whom we need
to connect through prayer, fasting, and immersion in the Scriptures: "God is light" (1 John 1:5)
and "The light shines in the darkness, and the
darkness has not overcome it" (John 1:5).