“Viewing Things Spiritually”
Wednesday, November 21.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down of stronghold, casting down arguments and every high things that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Many of us will think that the weapons we will use to fight the devil are weapons of the flesh. The devil comes at us in many ways. The devil comes to steal our joy, our happiness, our children, our property, and many other things God has given us. The Devil comes through deception. The primary target is our soul. The devil wants us to renounce Christ so that we do not enjoy eternity with God. So the Devil is going to come in many forms. We have to be prepare to do spiritual battle with the Devil. We will need weapons to fight such battle. The weapons we are going to use are not weapons of the flesh. Paul tells us n his second letter to the church at Corinth, that the weapons we are going to use is not carnal or fleshy weapons. One weapon we can use to fight the devil is the word of God. It is important for us to read the word of God constantly. Equip with the word of God, we can find resource for different situation in our lives. Remember Jesus, after Christ prayed and fasted for forty days, the Devil came to tempt Him. For each time the Devil came to Jesus, Jesus told the Devil, for it is written. Jesus was invoking resource from the Word of God. If we find ourselves in a situation that compromises our faith and our obedience to God, we can use His words as weapons to fight that situation. If I am tempted to fall in the sin of fornication, I can use Romans 12, where the Word reminds me that my body should be presented as a living sacrifice, holy and accepted to God. I can use the name of Jesus also in prayer to help me fight sin and other attacks from the Devil. If I am depressed and life seems to have no meaning, I can use the name of Jesus in prayer, or the word of God to find motivations. Let us not rely on our humanly wisdom to combat things that are spiritual. Let us not lean on our human understanding. Let us use God’s word. Let us spend quality time in prayer to fight off the attacks of Satan. Let us spend quality time in reading God’s word.
Memory verse: Ephesians 6:10-11.
God didn’t say the weapons wouldn’t form, He said the weapons wouldn’t prosper.” Spiritual word-Instagram