Understanding Spiritual Warfare
Taking down strongholds in our life necessitates that we use the right tools and weapons God provides for us. If we continue to do it under our own strength we will fail every time. We need to understand spiritual warfare and the enemy we are fighting against.
“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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
Fight the Right Fight
Do you feel beat up and like you’re losing ground? Ever feel like you are getting hit from all sides, and you’re enemy knows all of your weaknesses? That may be because you’re fighting an enemy that you don’t understand. You are fighting with all of your might, but you are on the wrong battlefield, using the wrong weapons. As Christians, we fight a spiritual battle that we don’t fully understand. It takes place in what the Bible calls the heavenlies.
Our Weapons are Mighty
We do not fight these forces with our hands or mind but in prayer, fasting, and the Word of God. Look at what Paul says. Our weapons are not carnal (human), but mighty in God. The power comes from God, not us. They are capable of taking on anything that Satan throws at us. They can pull down his strongholds that are controlling our world. Look again at the passage. Prayer, fasting, and the Word of God have the power to overcome our addictions (strongholds), our idols, and bring our thoughts into captivity.
Stop wearing yourself out by worrying. Go to battle in prayer. Deny yourself and fast. Immerse yourself in God’s Word. He will free your mind from the battle of evil thoughts. He will minister to your soul and give you rest.