Weapons of Warfare
Today I am going to share with you a very powerful message on the “Weapons of Warfare“ I have received from the Lord. They will help to heighten your spiritual knowledge and give you a refreshing in the joy of the Lord. You will learn to pray more confidently and your prayers will be even more powerful and speedily you will have your answers to your prayers. No longer will you again pray vain prayers. For too long most believers have put too much focus on the written Word of God in the area of knowing who God is and what He can do for them. There is little doubt that the Lord wants us to increase our knowledge of God and to know all His “Promises” so that we can enjoy His inheritance given to us.
Unfortunately, believers have very little knowledge of their enemy and his works, the strategy satan uses to destroy Churches and their members. The Bible refers the evil works as the “wiles of the devil”. To defend ourselves, believers should spend quality time to study who the entities are in the kingdom of darkness. Satan and the fallen angels are still moving to and fro on earth seeking anyone whom he can devour.
In the Bible the Lord Jesus has shown us how demons behaved and how believers can overcome them. We should therefore pay heed to his teachings and learn how to be soldiers in Christ, using weapons that have been given for our use.
It is in this context that I have posted this message on “Weapons of Warfare”, what they are and how we can use them to overcome all the evil works of the devil and his vast army of demons.
Part 1 – In the first part of the today message let’s begin first to discuss on the scripture speaking of “Weapons of Warfare” written in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 as follows:-
“3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”
We see here that Apostle Paul made it very clear that our “Weapons of Warfare” are never natural but powerful spiritual weapons. Similarly the devil together with followers of different spiritual entities want to defeat believers with their own set of spiritual weapons. They build strongholds to grip Christians to thwart their growth. They invade their minds with all kinds of evils and thoughts to cause them to have vain imaginations to bring about distress and discontentment thereby imprisoning them. Notice that there is not just a stronghold but many strongholds, imaginations and thoughts, all plural.
In using the weapons God gave us, we must realise that we are the present day “Triumphant Church”, as opposed to those who walk as if they are in a “Defeated Church”. We therefore use the weapons to enforce our Victory in Christ. We remember the scripture in Revelation 12:11 “We overcome the devil by the Blood and our word of testimony as to what God has already done for us. We therefore do not pray like this: “God please give us victory and help us to overcome the enemy.” We have already been given powerful weapons to use against all the wiles of the devil and we should therefore pray as victors to “enforce” our victory. In Ephesians 6 we are reminded always to stand strong as champions to defend our territory. The Lord has made us more than conquerors and if God is for us, then really who can come against us? (Romans 8:31,37).
Instead every morning we should pray confidently with the resurrection power that is in us (Ephesians 1-19-20), to stand our ground and to enforce the victory that is ours to possess, giving no place to the enemy.
I trust this will encourage you today. Tomorrow (see Part 2 below) I will share on the various weapons we can use as well as strategies to use against different entities like principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places so that our prayers are specific and properly directed for quick answers.
“Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth”
Blood of Jesus – Next would be the Blood of Jesus. When we use the Blood, Satan will be defeated refer scripture in Revelation 12:11
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death
Word of God – In Matthew 4:4 the Lord Himself showed us how to defeat the devil with the written word:
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”
In the scripture below notice that the “Sword of the Spirit” is actually the “Word of God”:
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If we search the scriptures, I am sure there are more weapons we can use. Perhaps we can add Prayer and Praise which are also powerful weapons for believers. I trust this will provide you with the necessary ammunition to go on the offensive against the enemy of our soul. Tomorrow we discussed the 3 levels of how the enemy attacks Christians: oppression, obsession and possession.