For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…
2 Cor. 10:3-5 NKJV
One of the first scriptures that the Spirit led me memorize is this passage in 2nd Corinthians. Of course I really had little understanding of just what the Lord meant in this scripture at the time, but over the years He has taken me back to it in a multitude of situations. And through it He has given me a greater perspective on the dimension of His amazing gifts—love, faith, forgiveness, peace and so on. Not only are they His gifts, but also I believe they are His “mighty weapons of warfare,” to pull down strongholds, “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” as we stand in Christ Jesus Who is the Gift.
He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the [out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power…
Hebrews 1:3 AMP
Mighty Weapons of Warfare
In my last post I shared that confrontation is a privilege and a gift. As I said then, in the aftermath of my last confrontation some realities became clearer. For one thing, obedient confrontation puts us on the front lines, but God’s promise is that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty” for His purpose, which is to “cast down everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”
It was as He took me back once again to this Scripture that I saw confrontation as one of His mighty weapons. He brings His sword dripping with love and kindness to our darkness, and strikes the strongholds that keep Christ’s life from ruling and living in triumph in and through me. On the front lines you are a more visible target of the enemy with his threats, accusations and intimidations. The risk of confrontation is certain that it will cost losing your life on some ground, and as Jennifer said recently, with “the possibility that the relationship will not survive.”
Mighty Weapons Against the Flesh
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came up against me to eat of my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell.
Satan can only eat up our flesh and that needs to die anyway – Hallelujah! We stand, we proclaim, we “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 1:12) and “hold our ground” (Eph. 6:14 AMP), knowing that the war has already been won. Jesus is Lord, mighty yesterday, today and forever!