Posts Tagged 2nd Corinthians 10: 3 – 4

Essential Warfare

2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 4

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Well, by now you know that the weapons of our warfare are the Word of God and prayer. It is interesting to pause and think what our weapons are not. They are not gossip, backbiting, nor argument. Our weapons are not anger, harsh speech nor fisticuffs. You see, the picture that the Lord is painting for us here is one very different from that of which most of us are familiar. He teaches us that our methods for dealing with situations and people have changed because we are changed.

When people are angry with one another, they talk bad about the other person. They attempt to run that person down in the eyes of others. We love to talk about the horrible things they have done to us in an attempt to demonstrate what horrible people they are or at least how vindicated we are. God says that is not the way. It is not His way. We are not supposed to fight our problems, the devil nor the antagonistic and annoying people in our lives the same way that the world does. We are not supposed to use the methods that we have seen all our lives because that is not His way. He teaches us that His way to overcome problems and adversity is to pray and to use the Word of God. He tells us more than once that we are to pray for our enemies. We are supposed to be speaking His Word into and over the situation instead of reacting like we did when we were sinners. Now we are children of the King and we are supposed to act like it. We have the power of the kingdom behind us. All we need do is to speak the Word.