Fight the battle with the right weapons
2 Corinthians 10:3,4 - For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
We all know the problem with us that keeps us away from God is our fleshy nature or the nature of Satan induced in us via Adam. When we believe in Christ and receive the Spirit which adopts us as children of Abraham and part of the BRANCH - Jesus, the nature of God (Christ) starts to enter into us. It is then the real battle with is begins.
All religions also identify the problem as in the body and soul/mind/heart and try to give solutions within those areas. Whereas the Word of God tells us all mankind failed this fight leaving Christ for He fought this battle not in the flesh or mentally but spiritually with the Spirit of God.
We too should not waste or efforts and act foolishly to fight the battle with our own might and strength in our flesh or in our minds. We should use weapons which are spiritual and with the help of the Spirit of God fight this battle. The weapons we should use are spirituals weapons like faith (Word of God), love, prayer, worship, praise, tongues, patience, joy etc. while protecting ourselves with the spiritual armour which is truth, righteousness, hope, peace, testimonies, prayer, self sacrifice etc...
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are Spirit. Lord God You showed us the victory in Christ and how we can by Him also have victory. As You bring the realization of the truth of life into us, help us to also fight the enemy in the right way using the right weapons and protecting ourselves with the right armour. I ask this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
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