Psalm 35:1-3, 22-25
Spiritual warfare rests on the covenantal faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who promises to keep us in his strong right hand (Jn 10:28-29), and intercedes before the Father for our deliverance from evil (Jn 17:15). These covenant obligations are not merely for our spiritual benefit but that God would be glorified above all principalities and powers. That he alone would be acknowledged and praised as the only living God; and that all gods and idols who challenge his authority would be humbled and unmasked as false.
Calling on God for vindication embraces him as the only source of salvation. He alone has the strength to eternally defeat the demonic forces, that fight against us and rejoice when we lie defeated in our sins (Ps 35:15-16), above all the earthly claims of exorcists, witch doctors and mystics who claim to have power in the "heavenlies". In him eternal justicewill be exacted on our "pursuers" who in turn will be pursued when Christ returns to defeat them with the sword of his mouth (Rev 19:15). In that day our vindication will be complete and final as all of God's enemies will be trampled by the winepress of his judgments. Thereby fulfilling the prayers of the Psalmist to contend with those "malicious witnesses" that rise up against God's people in the earth (Ps 35:11).