The battle is on
We are soldiers on earth. The battles we fight are unique from person to person. What we do not want to lose sight of is the fact that we are in a battle. I would like to state categorically that we must not be deceived by the comforts and conveniences life presents to the point of forgetting that we are in open war. Right from inception, our battles were determined. As it appears, we have no choice than to fight. Although our battles are different, the way to fight them is not different. So, in this post, we want to learn how to fight our battles and win.
For though we are 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 strongholds. Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought in the obedience of Christ.
Take note, our opponent does not sleep. Scripture says, “For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.”- Proverbs 4:16. This is pure evil, raw power and deadly mission to attack our lives. So, whether we know it or not, whether we accept it or not, whether we see it or not, WAR IS UPON US. In order to win, we must engage the right battles, make our weapons ready, and finally, we must be filled with power. I have faith in God that these three battle strategies inspired from 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 can help us win our battles in the Name of Jesus.
Engage the right battles
A battle is upon every human being. However, not every battle is yours to fight. In verse 3 of our main text, the Bible says, “For though we are in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.” We fight on our knees in our prayer rooms with lifted voices blasting in tongues and songs. That is how to engage a battle beyond the flesh. By engaging the right battles, we begin to understand and apply the right scriptures and spiritual protocols. For example, there’s no need binding and killing the devil in our battles. He has already been defeated by Jesus Christ. Therefore, the things in our lives that the devil targets to steal, kill and destroy are the battles we must fight for. Let’s pray: Pray that God will teach and prepare you for warfare to engage the right battles in life.
Make our weapons ready
When you know your battle, you know what weapons to bring to the fight. In verse 4 of our main text, the Bible says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” Thankfully, God has given us all the weapons we need but we fail to make them ready for battle and the enemy takes advantage of us. We have the helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, belt of truth, shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit and feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace – Ephesians 6:14-17. When we lack faith or tell lies and we don’t know the word of God these weapons become dormant in us. There’s no way we can pull down strongholds if our weapons are not ready. Engaging in spiritual warfare is not about praying alone. It’s a combination of prayer and godliness. We must endeavour to make our weapons ready by remaining grounded in faith, truth, righteousness, and the word of God. When our weapons are ready, we can extinguish any flaming darts of the evil one. Let’s pray: Pray that you will be grounded in God who alone can make your weapons mighty so that your prayers will destroy any flaming darts of the evil one
Be filled with power
We can cast out and resist demons or tear down altars, and destroy the work of the devil when the power of God is at work in us. In verse 5 of our main text, the Bible says that “Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought in the obedience of Christ.” Yes, you and I can cast out imaginations or bring the works and thoughts of the devil into captivity. But we need to be filled with power to be able to do that. It takes great power to take down another in a battle. By the Grace of God, we have this power in us by the person of the Holy Spirit (Acts1:8). Again, we have Jesus’ backing, in that, God has exalted His name above every other name. At the mention of the Name Jesus, every knee must bow because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross. But we need to have this power at work in us to be able to win our battles. Every believer must continuously desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Let’s pray: Pray that God will enable you with power to tear down demonic altars and lingering forces of darkness that rise against you.
By sharing this post with you, I intend to arouse your desire to fight the unseen battles in your life. Indeed, ‘the battle is on’ and I have faith that God has won victory for us. But without knowing what we are up against or engaging in spiritual warfare the devil will prey on us. Therefore, engage fiercely not fearfully, resist the devil, and take back your possessions. In Jesus Name. Amen.