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January 25, 2014

Il Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.)

God has provided us with spiritual weapons to defeat the attacks of the enemy. Those fleshly and natural weapons we often resort to won’t work because our warfare is not with humans. When we use God’s arsenal of weapons, we can uproot and break the grips of the enemy, and we are guaranteed success. However, our major problem is our laziness. If we could conquer laziness, wake-up out of our stupor, and become serious about our Christian walk, we would become dangerous to the kingdom of Satan.

Below I have named some of the weapons we are to utilize and how they will assist us:

1. Prayer – tells you about the battle.
a. Praise – gets you through the battle (2 Chronicles 20:22).
b. Worship – puts God in charge of the battle (Psalm 95:6-7a).
2. Word of God – upholds you in the battle (Psalm 17:4, Matthew 24:35).
3. Blood of Jesus – protects you in the battle (Revelation 12:11).
4. Name of Jesus – gives you power in the battle (Philippians 2:10,
Colossians 3:17).
5. Binding and Loosing – shortens the battle (Matthew 12:25-29; 18:18).
6. Spiritual Armor – equips you for the battle (Ephesians 6:13-18).
7. Fasting – prepares you for the battle (2 Chronicles 20:3).
8. Infilling of the Holy Spirit – fortifies you in the battle (Acts 4:29-31).
9. Praying in the Spirit – secret language for the battle (1 Corinthians 14:2,
Romans 8:26).

In future blogs, I will share more details on each one of the weapons. Until then remember you are God’s battle axe, His weapon of war, and He wants and needs to use you. He needs you so much, that while you are alive, He never allows you to retire from His army.

  1. Dr. V permalink

    The NIV Devotions for Women had a very similar discussion yesterday:

    As soldiers in God’s army we are called to do battle with evil by putting on
    the armor of God (see Ephesians 6:10–18). Every morning, picture yourself
    donning each piece like a modern-day Joan of Arc: the belt of God’s truth, the
    breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace. Take up your shield of
    faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. And then, like the
    Israelites, employ your “secret weapon”: prayer. Ask God for help, “pray[ing]
    in the Spirit . . . with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).
    One commentator said, “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his
    knees.” Don’t hesitate to utilize your secret weapon by praying to the Lord of
    hosts, and trust him to hear your prayers. He’s the one who will lead you to
    win your battle because he has already won the war.

    I must admit there are mornings I would just like to face quiet without fighting or warring however; that day is not now.

  2. do not forget the weapon of the people of God! God gives us the body of Christ to deal with the assaults of Satan (Col. 1:18!, read it in context of 1:9-20)

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