Summary: Faith goes beyond rational thinking. If we don’t have faith then we cannot access or weapons.
WMD’s – A Spiritual War
Warfare – 1. the process of military struggle between two nations or groups of nations; war. 2. armed conflict between two massed enemies, armies, or the like.
We are in a spiritual battle:
John 10:10 (English Standard Version)
10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
To Steal: to steal is to invade, seize, and carry away another’s property. But the devil can only do it if he can steal our heart away. Our loyalty and Love from God and turn it to things.
To Kill and Destroy: means to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offered in a sacrifice. And he accomplishes this through false doctrine. This eats like a cancer, and poison the minds of men.
2 Corinthians 10:3 (King James Version)
3For though we walk (occupy the flesh) in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5Casting 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;
Faith accompanied by our action is what arms our weapons.
Faith without works is dead.
Faith goes beyond rational thinking.
If we don’t have faith then we cannot access or weapons.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
As we submit to God through faith then Jesus can become our ultimate weapon.
You can’t treat Jesus like an accessory.
Some people treat Christianity and Jesus like it’s just another option…
Acts 19:13-20 (English Standard Version)
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We are more than conquerors.
Fear not only makes us afraid to die, but to live too.
We can’t be bound by fear and live in faith.
Romans 8:37-39 (King James Version)
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
1. We are more than conquerors because Jesus has all the authority.
Philippians 2:9-11 (King James Version)
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
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10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For the authority of Christ to be operational in our lives…Jesus needs to be 1st in all ways…
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
That would make him the Lord in our life…
Lord means authority…and if we make him the Lord of our life then, His authority can operate in our life.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (New Living Translation)
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends![a]
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”