For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV
There is a war raging all around us. It is taking place in the spiritual realm. It impacts the physical world.
Satan cannot defeat God so He vents his rage against us!
It may seem as if we are outgunned overmatched and easily defeated by our enemy.
Jesus does not intend for us to be victims. He created us to be victorious. Jesus does not want us to be passive onlookers. He wants to engage us into action for His glory and honor!
God has chosen us to join Him as He defeats His enemy one heart at a time. The prize in this war is the souls of people God created in His image and likeness.
We are not demon hunters. We are not called to chase down God’s enemies with silver crosses or red letter bibles. Jesus wants us to fight in His spiritual army with spiritual weapons. The weapons God calls us to employ are love, humility and submission to Him.
God wants us to be armed with the same mind that was in Jesus. He wants us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. We must take control of our thought life. The thoughts we allow to take root in our minds drive our emotions and our actions!
A soldier must insure his weapons can be carried safely into battle. If we have not brought every thought captive to the obedience of Christ we are more likely to injure our own troops than thwart the enemy’s schemes.
The first order of business for God’s people is not to cause harm to His troops. If we engage in stinking thinking we bring disorder to the battle.
God wants us to submit our thought life to Him so He can use us to bring prisoners out of bondage. God can use us to pull down spiritual strongholds and crush vain imaginations that are exalted against the knowledge of Jesus!
When we submit our thought life to God He shows us who He wants us to pray for. He guides us to the people He wants us to share the gospel with!
God can use us to set people free from bondage to unbelief. He can use us to share His love with the unlovable if we fight our battles in Him and for Him!
Put on the mind of Christ so God can gain glory and honor. Humble yourself and submit to God’s will so the gospel can spread to every corner of the world. Share the love of Jesus with people so they can be saved!
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