Published by admin on July 30, 2011 - 1:04pm
Pastor Andre Butler For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds –2 Corinthians 10:3-4 Paul is very clear in this verse that believers are in the midst of war. But in this war we don’t use natural means of fighting because we’re not warring against flesh and blood. In other words, we don’t pick up swords, spears, or even a gun. However, we do have weapons. One weapon is the Word of God, and another is the anointing of God. Paul again says that our weapons aren’t carnal, or natural weapons. Our weapons are actually spiritual, and they are mighty through God. If we are in war, and we have weapons of war, then we must have an enemy, and our enemy must have weapons of his own. Be assured that our enemy is going to do everything in his power to destroy us with his weapons. God has given you the ability to triumph over every situation, but Satan is going to come and attack you. You may have already become very familiar with his attacks. Satan knows that if he allows you to follow God without intercepting you, without trying to impede your progress, eventually you will do everything that God has called you to do, and Satan will lose big time. The Bible, therefore, teaches you to put on the whole armor of God so that you can defeat Satan when he attacks you. When you’re in a war, it’s wise to have knowledge about your enemy’s weapons so you can prepare appropriately. It’s not good to step out in the midst of battle without a clue as to what the enemy’s going to do against you. This principle applies to believers as well. Many Christians have struggled and lived on the same level year after year, unable to beat some area in their lives because they don’t understand the weapon Satan is using against them. No matter what your areas are, the battleground that you must win is in your mind. You may not become an expert right away in dealing with this, but if you keep working at it, you’ll be vigilant, sober, and alert when Satan comes to bring something your way. You won’t let anything through. God’s weapons are stronger than Satan’s weapons. God’s Word is stronger than Satan’s thoughts. The weapon that God has given us, His Word, is stronger than any weapon that Satan has. When Satan brings thoughts against your life, you need to recognize that they’re not of God. You need to cast those thoughts down and replace them with the spoken Word of God. This worked every time for Jesus, and it will work every time for you. Trouble cannot defeat you. The only thing that can stop you is you. If you allow Satan to cause you to lose the war within, then you’ll be defeated.