2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6 and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.” NASB
As I read passages like this I am renewed in my excitement and anticipation in God. I see ‘unlimited possibilities’ in the Christian walk rather than gloom and doom. Oh, I am not oblivious to the problems in our present world, but I am also very cognizant of the Person, Power, and Potential in God! We all either have strongholds or we face strongholdsin our lives from the opposition of the devil. God offers a solution and gives us equipment to combat the forces of hell.
I want to focus on three primary weapons in this discussion which will span more than one post. Those are – The NAME, the WORD, and the BLOOD of Jesus. It is my biblical understanding and life experience that when the Word of God confronts a stronghold of the devil it renders it powerless and devoid of strength. When the Name of Jesus is used against the enemy that name prevails every time! When the Blood of Jesus is brought against a stronghold by the Word of our Testimony, the stronghold is utterly destroyed. Our weapons are Mighty Through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
You can have a virtual arsenal but if you do have not a delivery vehicle or cannot get those weapons to the battle, they do you no good! Most all are aware that the Name, Word, and Blood of Jesus are weapons, but the question is ‘how do we get them to the point of attack?’ Let me use something in the natural to convey a spiritual truth.
In our military arsenal, we have ICBM’s or Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles which are extremely large rockets capable of being launched over thousands of miles and destroy a target with pinpoint accuracy. They are very important to the defense strategy of any nation that has them. Yet, we must make a distinction between the rockets and the warheads on those rockets.
The power is not in the rocket but the warhead. The rocket is simply a vehicle to get the warhead to the proper place at the proper time. If the rocket were launched with no warhead it would do little damage upon arrival but armed with the warhead it has the capability of destroying a very large target.
The power is in the warhead! This is equally true spiritually. The power is in the weapon. The power is in the WORD, NAME, and BLOOD of Jesus! Yet, until these warheads are launched, they do not pull-down strongholds. They must be launched against the enemy to bring the desired victory.
What are our launching rockets? Prayer, preaching, the word of our testimony, praise, and worship! These vehicles launch the spiritual warheads against the enemy and bring the Power of God to bear on the situation.
I want to deal with the launching rockets but will hold that until tomorrow, so until then may God be with you as you go through your day!