WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE – Part 1
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 things 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 on the weapon of our warfare.
What is a weapon? Anything used to defend and attack to get desired result. The Scripture highlighted two important characteristics of our weapons: one is that they are not carnal- meaning they are not made with hands, they are spiritual, invisible weapons and when applied, they make visible impact. A second characteristic is that they are mighty through God. The weapons come from God and lead to God and He accompanies them with His mighty power. This simply means that whenever these weapons are in use, the might of God is at work and who can stand the might of God? In this write up, I will enumerate few of these weapons but will elaborate more in later editions.
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.
The Word of God: it 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 launched, it never returns until mission is accomplished. Hebrews 4:12,
The blood of Jesus: it works like a chemical weapon and I call it (WMD) Weapon of Mass Destruction- Exodus 12:29 and Revelation 12:11.
For further study:
Mark 16:17, Luke 9:1, Luke 10:17 and Acts 3:1, Ephesians 6:17, Isaiah 55:10
Personal declaration for the day:
I will win the battles of my life through the use of the word of God, the power in the name and blood of Jesus.
Questions for you to reflect on
Names some of the weapons of our warfare?
How often do you use them?