God has brought me to a verse and I have learned a lot from it. So I would like to share with you all what the Lord has taught me.
2 Corinthians 10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”
2 Corinthians 6:4-7 “but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions,hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity,knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;”
So first of all, why do we as Christians need weapons?
Well our weapons aren’t carnal or primal or even physical. Our weapons are the weapons of righteousness.
Ephesians 6:17″..the sword of the Spirit,”
But what really are our weapons? We have many weapons! Many,many weapons!! The evil one has really got his hands full with us because we have an entire arsenal of weaponry just waiting to be deployed if we would just take time to study and show ourselves approved!! So let me list some of our weapons here, then I will show what each one is and how they can be used.
1.Power of God
–Wow! We have the power of God on our side! Isn’t that simply amazing!! If God is with us, who can stand against us?
The power of God is always around us we simply have to call out the name of Jesus Christ. Luke 1:37 “For nothing is impossible with God.”
–Again he has given us a super natural power!! So how do we truly use the Holy Spirit? Well lets look at the gospel of John with the story of Jesus and Nicodemus.
John 3: 8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
You see when we are truly born again and give all that we are over to Jesus Christ he sends down the Holy Spirit to be with us always!! It happens right then! You do not have to speak in tounges, like many false teachers will tell you, to prove you have the Holy Spirit. That is just a doctrine of the devil to destroy the good work of Jesus Christ.
Then after we are born again we find out in this scripture of John 3:8 that the Spirit comes and goes when it wishes. When we need that extra push or that extra power from God, He stirs up the Holy Spirit within us. But it is always with us.
–Love is the greatest thing this world has ever seen. We all know John 3:16 “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten to Son.” So the love of Jesus Christ within us is also a weapon against evil. John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
See perfect love casts out the spirit of fear in all things.
–We are given great endurance by Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in all things.
2 Corinthians 6:4-5 “but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions,hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger”
–We have a weapon of purity so that no evil may touch us by being blameless, righteous, and holy
–We have true knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! So that the Word of God is implanted in our hearts and minds.
–We have a weapon of patience as well if we will call upon Jesus. Because the devil is patient as well and he will wait for you to make a mistake.
–We have the weapon of kindness as well.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
Our weapon of truthful speech is the greatest weapon we have. For our tongue is the most vile thing of our body! It defiles us and can destroy us. But truthful speech brings light , understanding and brings the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to others, and gives the devil no room to attack us.
With these weapons we can defeat the evil in our lives and stand against the evil of this world.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,