Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Verse for Today
2 Corinthians 10:4 - The weapons that we fight with are not weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

The world fights with the children of God with its weapons of gossip, slander, envy, betrayal, leg pulling, lies, misrepresentations, encroachments, revenge, logical arguments and the like. These are weapons manufactured by its master craftsman, Satan, and are sold in the vanity fair of this world for those who confess their allegiance to its master. These weapons are made available to Satan's slaves who work for him in this world. Unfortunately these weapons are some times used by God's children when they are succumbed by their fleshly nature. But these are not the weapons of God's people. God wants them to fight against Satan, world and flesh by using spiritual weapons which are Heavenly. These divine weapons are known as 'the whole armor of God' and are available to God's people who are perennially at war with Satan and his agents, the world and the flesh. We are constantly reminded that we are engaged in this holy war and we must fight on. Jesus is our commander-in-chief. We are permitted to only use the 'whole' armor of God (not 'part' of the armor) and forbidden to use worldly weapons. Each time we are engaged in a battle, we must examine to make sure that we are not using the enemy's weapons to fight with him, for such an attempt will deceive us to dive into his trap and total failure. Our weapons are divine and are powerful to demolish the most powerful satanic strongholds. We are to use weapons like faith, truth, evangelism, righteousness, salvation and the Word of God. Even though these are shapeless to the naked eyes, they are most powerful and penetrating and will go deep into even the strongly built fortresses of hindrances by Satan.

Dear friend, are you weary of war with Satan, world and your own flesh? Please do not be tempted to use satanic ammunition and fall into his trap, but get used to the whole armour of God. There is a weapon in God's armory for each aspect and part of your Christian life to protect you from falling into Satan's trap. Once this defensive ammunition is properly set in your Christian life, you won't fall or fail. At the same time, you have to use the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, to fight on. This strong weapon was used by the Lord Jesus Christ in fighting the enemy and He came out victorious, and guarantees to bring forth total victory for us also. As a matter of fact, we are already declared victorious even before we start the fight, but we need to win the various battles on a daily basis. But victory is for sure if we fight God's way. Our divine weapons can destroy the fortresses of unbelief, doubt, confusion, fear, anxiety, guilt, negative thinking, depression, rejection, failure and the like which the world, flesh and Satan build on our way so that our march towards Zion would be hindered. These hindrances to our life of faith will have to be destroyed and removed from our pathways as we go forward from victory unto more and greater victory on a daily basis. Our divine weapons would not fail nor would they go out of order because they are flawlessly made by the Master Designer to meet any challenge by any one any where. Today let us not be tempted to fight Satan, world and flesh with their own weapons, but let us use divine weapons and demolish the fortresses of hindrances we find on our way. Let us also not allow our hearts to tremble or be discouraged because of the hindrances. Our victorious Lord is walking with us and He is equipping us to fight as per His orders. We ought to listen to His directions and marching orders. The victory is ours by His grace to cause us to praise Him each step of the way.

Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

Thought for Today
Making us fall into temptation to use the weapons of flesh, world and Satan is the greatest trap the enemy prepares for God's children. Beware!
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