WEAPONS FOR WARFARE..
God's weapons for believers are for use
over temptation to sin, compromise, wrong attitudes, self deception, jealousy,
bitterness etc., and spiritual forces that would drive people away from
The Truth to false beliefs and keep them on the path of destruction. God's
people are to trust Him and His Word, for He provides all the necessary
facilities for achieving the tasks that are set before believers. They
are equipped for spiritual tasks with the authority needed.
People have to acknowledge that Satan
does exist; an enemy of God and humans.. His greatest deception is having
widely succeeded in disguising his existance, and causing people to not
believe that he is a real being, Believers should be aware of his activities
by temptations, lies, slander, false accusations, and deception; all to
lead and trick many to destruction.The Bible teaches of an ongoing battle
against heresy, false teaching and the temptations to compromise with worldly
activities. The world is hostile to The Truth of Christ and the people
of God. People in the world are deceived and persuaded to be at war with
Christians and attack Christians externally by persecution.
A believer can stand against all his schemes
in The Name of Jesus Christ and all that it stands for, because of what
He accomplished for His Body (The Church). We can take hold of Christ's
spiritual authority which He has given to us, plus the Word of God and
other weapons listed below.
AUTHORITY OF THE NAME OF JESUS
Jesus, The Christ, Son of The Living God,
who has The Fullness of the
Godhead, has given His people the legal
right to use His Name. It is The
Highest Name in all time and eternity;
The Name at which every knee will bow.
THE WORD OF GOD
Believers should know what The Bible says
and the meaning of scripture
so the true facts on God's Word are known
ready for use against any false
teachings of error.
THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Disciples are cleansed and brought near
to God by The Blood of Christ;
justified, sanctified, conscience cleared,
protected and purchased, and have
a covenant relationship with God by The
Blood of Christ. His Blood protects
and shields from deception, it is what
God accepts to make disciples heirs with
Christ in The Kingdom of God; it is what
makes God truly Father, nothing can
be victorious against the Truth of Christ,
or separate the Love of God. The
Powerful Blood of Jesus breaks any false
doctrine, oppression or affliction of
evil, breaks any affinity with evil and
THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is a blessing to be filled with The
Holy Spirit and Jesus, The Christ, is
The Baptizer of The Holy Spirit. Believers
need to walk daily with The
Holy Spirit, to be led and guided by Him,
The Holy Spirit who is the Finger
of God, the Hand of God. The Holy Spirit
guides us into all Truth, Peace and
Comfort. He gives Gifts to believers that
are necessary weapons for various circumstances.
Thanksgiving, praise and worship to God
is powerful in the spirit realm.
Praise God for His Greatness, Glory, Perfection,
His Works and His Benefits
to believers. Praise breaks bondages and
PRAYER IN TRUTH
AND IN SPIRIT
Communication with God continually builds
up inner spiritual strength,
In The Name of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 6: Dead to mankind in Adam (the
world system without God),
and made a new creation, alive in Christ,
empowered by God.
THE LOVE OF GOD
Nothing can separate a believer from the
Love of God displayed on the Cross by Jesus. It has been done for mankind
and it cannot be reversed. His Love makes it possible for believers to
THE WISDOM OF
God, The Father willingly gives wisdom
to those who ask. His Wisdom is throughout His Word to trust and believe
Him completely in all matters. Nothing compares with His wisdom, and there
are many benefits from learning to be wise from His teaching.
THE WILL OF GOD
Obedience to Godís will is a higher priority
than any other act and is another great and powerful effective tool for
use in attack or defence in combat. The revelation of Godís Will is in
His Word. God desires justice and righteousness, honesty and truth, harmony
and peace. Those desiring to do Godís Will and live a holy life will overcome
with the help of The Holy Spirit.
THE WHOLE ARMOUR
Jesus is The Armour of Light and He has
made Himself available to believers for their triumphant victory in personal
conflicts, temptations and spiritual battles.
||Jesus has given His believers (The Body of
Christ), the armour for protection and weapons
for defence, to stand firmly in The Truth.
the armour and the weapons are Divinely
are called by Christ and
given The Holy Spirit who imparts spiritual
The empowering of The Holy Spirit for spiritual
conflict brings forth the weapons of warfare.
The weapons of warfare are spiritual, not
fashioned by humans, to pull down proud
arguments against The Truth and The
Knowledge of Christ. That is, deception and
lies that could lead people to a false security
that is not The Truth of God; false teachings,
new ideas apart from God's Word. A believer
has to know defenses against false teaching,
to discern the errors of counterfeit religions.
The instruments of warfare are trust and belief
in God rather than force. Spiritual warfare
originated with Satanís rebellion against
A thought Christís Victory over death has
defeated Satan and his demons, there is still
a powerful threat to individual believers.
Satan persecutes believers; he opposes the
Gospel and tries to halt the building of The
Body of Christ. Christians and the worldís
system are opposed. The world system
frustrated the efforts of believers to serve
God effectively. In this conflict which is
spiritual, personal and ongoing, determination,
courage and prayer are called for. Believers
must stand on Christian principles and be
watchful in Godís strength.
They are weapons against pride, arrogance,
selfishness etc., in a believer, not just
affliction and oppression.
They are powerful against temptation to
think or act evil, to overcome doubts during
trials. They are the source of strength to
a believer to be triumphant; to bring every
thought and action under The Lordship of
Christ for intercessory prayer. The struggle
against the forces of evil is a constant battle
throughout a believer's life. It is personal,
spiritual and continual. Believers must stand
God's strength, using the weapons He has
|SCRIPTURES 2 Corinthians 10: 3-6, Matthew 4:1-7, 1 Corinthians
QUESTIONS 1] What are the weapons for? 2] How powerful
are the weapons? 3] Is it important to know Scriptures? 4] What did Jesus
use as weapons?