Summary: If we want to make a difference in the natural realm of our living, we have to start with the spiritual first. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power [not natural power, but divine power] to d
“The Weapons of Spiritual Warfare Pt I: Fervent Prayer”
Doing warfare in a world we cannot see…
Most of you have a cel phone…
How does a cellular phone know there was a call coming in? It receives a message from the presence of radio waves, which are transmitted through the air invisibly. Although radio waves are unseen, they are still a powerful force in our society today.
Wherever you go, no matter what time of day or night, your body is constantly bombarded with hundreds and thousands of radio waves, and those radio waves are translated into meaningful communication by the devices, which are designed to be receptive to those signals.
Now, the same way those radio waves exist: powerful but totally invisible, so the spiritual realm exists.
The spiritual realm is invisible, but omnipotent… It affects everything that happens in the physical realm. Everything that happens in the natural is a direct result of what is happening in the spiritual, because what is natural came from that which is spiritual. God, who is a spiritual being, created everything, which is natural…
Every day, all day long, spiritual beings such as angels, demons, seraphs and cherubim are busy all around us, and everything they do has a direct impact on the natural world that you and I live in on a daily basis. Whatever happens in the natural is in direct relation to what is happening in the spiritual. In essence, natural occurrences are the domino effect, or the byproduct of what is going on in the spiritual world around us.
For instance: when God spoke creation into existence, His words originated in the spiritual and manifested in the physical as a natural creation.
Heb 11:3, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
The problem is that we humans are so immersed: so wrapped up in what we can see with our eyes and touch with our hands, hear with our ears and taste with our mouths, that we often forget the spiritual world at work around us and as a result, we typically look to the things we can touch and see, hear and taste: the things we have “control” over, to solve our problems with, instead of going to the source: God, our spiritual Father.
This is another one of those situations where the Kingdom of God operates exactly the opposite way we think it should… The truth of the matter is this: if we want to change things in the natural, we have to start with the spiritual. If we want to see a difference in the things of our natural lives, we have to start by making a difference in the things of our spiritual lives. Don’t be surprised when things fail to change if you’re neglecting your prayer life, and don’t be surprised when all of the sudden things start to happen because you started to get serious about prayer… If you’re longing to see a breakthrough in your life, or your husband’s life, or your children’s lives, in your finances, in your physical body, in whatever is natural, then you must start by making a difference in the spiritual first. Go to the source: the root of the problem.
How do we make a difference in a place we can’t even see?
2 Cor 4:18, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
We can make a huge difference in a place we can’t even see or touch by fixing our eyes on what is unseen: realizing that God, who is Lord of everything that is spiritual, is powerful enough to tear down the strongholds powerful enough to break down the barriers in the spiritual realm that are causing the droughts and the problems that you’re experiencing in the natural realm.
We make a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around us by focusing on the spiritual first: by making changes to our spiritual lifestyle. We focus our efforts on demolishing the spiritual strongholds first, then we will begin to see changes in natural circumstances of our lives, because what happens in the natural is directly and powerfully consequential to what happens in the natural.
And even though we are incapable of seeing the spiritual realm with our natural eyes, never the less, God has given us an arsenal of weapons that we can use to overcome to attack, to demolish: dash to pieces spiritual strongholds… These are called the weapons of spiritual warfare.
Now, I’m not talking about machine guns and hand grenades. Those are not the weapons that men and women of God are called to use in spiritual warfare. Contrary to popular Islam belief, we do not fight spiritual battles with natural weapons. Jihad is not an acceptable form of spiritual warfare in the eyes of God. Maybe it is in the eyes of Allah, but not in the eyes of Elohim, Yeshua, Yahweh, for: