Tag: weapons of war
Scripture reading for August 10th: 2nd Corinthians 10
Key scriptures for over-comers: 2nd Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Christians are living in a hostile world and are under daily attack from their enemy Satan and the temptations of the world and their yet to be crucified flesh. These attacks often take the form of lies that entice us to go against what we know as true about God and His standard of holiness. The mind becomes a battlefield when we entertain these arguments and pretensions. But God has given His people powerful weapons to fight these wicked spiritual forces. We have the truth of God’s holy Word that sets us free from the lies. We have the Holy Spirit of Truth that reminds us of the words of Jesus and helps us to pray in the Spirit. We have the Name of Jesus Christ that causes the forces of hell to retreat in terror! Praise the Lord!
Observations for over-comers: Over-comers know and use their God-given weapons to win battles in their minds against accusing and tempting spirits of darkness! “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. . .” (Isaiah 61:1-2)