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
In the last devotional we began considering this subject and reached the point where we were ready to identify and discuss our Spiritual Launching Rockets. I ask that you join me as we consider them.
What are our launching rockets?
They are 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.
We have considered the NAME, WORD, and BLOOD of JESUS as Spiritual Weapons of Warfare, and we have some launching rockets to propel these warheads into the battle.
Let us begin by looking at them:
THE LAUNCHING ROCKET OF PRAYER….
I suspect that the only people who do not believe that prayer is of any significant benefit are those who do not pray! I do not mean to be calloused, but I believe that to be the truth. In my mind, there is absolutely no doubt about the validity, importance, or power of believing prayer!
Prayer receives its power from the weapon of the NAME, the WORD, and the BLOOD of Jesus. When we pray the Name, the Word, and the Blood of Jesus we find an incredible release of spiritual power yet at the same time we find it vain to pray meaningless and unbelieving repetitions. One prayer warrior of old declared that “Prayer is the greatest force in the universe” and I do not argue that because prayer that carries the spiritual warheads of the Name, the Word, and the Blood of Jesus is armed with the greatest power known.
If you remember the words of Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you did not know…” you understand. Simply, God has declared that IF we pray, He will work and bring great and mighty things to pass even beyond our ability to know or comprehend. In a sense, God has limited Himself to working in conjunction with our praying!
It is my conviction that in prayer we can touch lands thousands of miles away, send help to divine prisoners, minister in every city in the world, and cross every barrier and obstacle. Prayer can penetrate where human flesh cannot.
That includes everything in life including our government. But I feel that I must pause again and hold the remaining thoughts until the next devotional.
May God be with you and give you grace and peace as you walk through this day in His Victory! Have a great Day!