2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV –  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;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Ephesians 6:17 KJV –  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: There is a war that is going on in the spiritual realm, this war is not against flesh and blood and therefore cannot be fought with canal weapons. According to the scriptures, the war is between the spirit and the flesh.
Galatians 5:17 KJV For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Now as for every war, there is always a battle ground and because this is not a physical war, the battle ground is not a physical location such as Gaza or Afghanistan, the battle ground is the mind. There is a constant war going on in the mind and what determines what one does at the end of the day depends on who prevails, either the spirit or the flesh. If you yield to the spirit, you end up doing the dictates of the spirit, in the same way, if you yield to the flesh, you will equally end up doing the dictates of the flesh. In simple terms, if your mind is constantly being fed and dominated by the things of the flesh meaning things happening around you, what you see, feel and touch with your five senses, then your life will be ruled by these things and you will be living from the external. On the contrary, if your mind is ruled by the thing of the spirit according to the word of God, then you will be living from the internal and that will form your character and who you eventually become.
Our text scripture above 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, lay so much emphasis of the weapon of our warfare. What is a weapon? Anything used to defend and attack to get desired result. The scripture highlighted two important characteristic of our weapons, one is that they are not canal meaning they are not made with hands, they are spiritual invisible weapons and when applied makes visible impact. A second characteristic is that they are mighty through God. The weapons come from God and leads to God and he accompanies them with His mighty power. This simply means whenever these weapons are in use the might of God is at work and who can stand the might of God? I will enumerate a few of these weapons.
The name of Jesus: This works like a Grenade. You apply it to a specific situation and bang! It explodes and destroys the works of the devil Philippians 2:9-10, mark 16:17, Luke 9:1 Luke 10:17. Acts 3:1
The word of God: Works like a missile. It works both in short and Long range, it is quick and powerful and not limited by distance or space. Once it is lunched it never returns until mission is accomplished.
The blood of Jesus: Works like a chemical weapon and I call it (WMD) Weapon of mass destruction The text scripture also tells us four major impacts of the use of these our weapons. They have the ability to pull down stronghold, casting down imaginations, casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and can bring to captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Let us study this impacts one after the other . To be continued.
For Further Study
Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17.
Questions for you to reflect on
- Do you know you have weapons in Christ?
- What are your weapons in Christ?