Practicing Spiritual Warfare

The Right to Keep and Bare Arms

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God!

We are in warfare. The warfare of significance is in the battlefield of our mind. The evil assault is on your thoughts. However, our arsenal is mighty through God.   We have been given the tools to dominate our enemy and establish a domain that is ruled by the power and principles of God and His Word.

In this portion of scripture, if we could embrace the implications and engage as instructed, we all would live a more productive and powerful life of faith.

2 Corinthians 10
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.

The weapons used against us,

Information that purports to be in contradiction to scripture
The temptation to disobey God.
Focused on the physical, ignoring the spiritual
Self-awareness without appreciation that all believers are of equal value and importance to God. (Prideful attitude, opinion.)

We are well able to take dominion over the territory between our ears. We can not control what other people allow in their brains, but we have the ability to bring the power of God to bear in our minds.

When we do this, we are prepared to have the a godly influence and witness to others.

When we cede the battlefield of our mind to the enemy, we are captive.

Entertainment, books, audio, day dreaming can enslave us to moods, doubt, anger, attitudes, and dispositions that hinder and steal moments and opportunities to see the power of God demonstrated in us and through us.

Satans assault on mankind began it’s successful warfare in helping Adam and Eve rationalize disobedience to God.   

When they ceeded the battleground of the mind, they lost control of the fight.

We can, with the power of God learn from their mistake and experience personal victory and dominion.

Look at the following scripture and apply this to your mind and heart.

Ephesians 6

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.