2 Corinthians 10:3
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
People tend to war in the flesh because they walk in the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3. This is because satan had planted a lie in our mind over the years that have become a stronghold. Behind ever stronghold is a lie – a place of personal bondage, a confused belief that is held to be true. Behind every lie is a fear and behind every fear is an idol. An idol is established whenever there exists a failure to trust in the provisions of God that are through Christ Jesus.
We have been given spiritual weapons of warfare that can pull down these strongholds. They are God’s word in Hebrews 4:12-13 which Jesus demonstrated to us whilst on earth. Other weapons are the Blood of Jesus. Revelation 12:11 and the Name of Jesus. Mark 16:17.
We need to hold our mind captive to the obedience of Christ to apply these weapons. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5. Strongholds must be pulled down and confronted and bondage broken as these spiritual weapons of warfare are employed. Ephesians 6:13-18.
God has given us the full armour of God. We must put it on daily so that will be able to withstand against the forces of hell. We are against invisible forces and we must tear down satanic structure. This armour is not only to be used as defence but offensively against these satanic forces.
Prayer is the means by which we engage in the battle itself and the purpose for which we are armed. Prayer is the battle itself with God’s word being our chief weapon employed against satan during our struggle.
So do not fear for the Holy Spirit is with you to give the command. We should win the battle against the forces of hell at any cost. Only be sober, vigilant, submissive and be obedient. I was very much astonished when my seven-year-old granddaughter told me that she keeps seeing cloud and smoke. Cloud is God’s protection and smoke is prayer. Its a call to persevere and to repentance as the angel is waiting with a golden censer with much incense so that the smoke of the incense with the prayer of the saints can ascend before God from the angel’s hand. Revelation 8:3-4. Many are going to assemble at the indoor stadium to pray for Singapore. This is good but make sure you are at weekly corporate prayer also praying with all the saints in unity in preparation for the second coming of our Lord. Last Sunday the speaker exhorts us to travail. Its time to travail for salvation of our loved ones, relatives and friends. Its a season of warfare against spiritual forces of hell that are released to deceive the saints.