“For though we walk after the flesh, we do not war in the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [fleshly], but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.)”
— 2 Corinthians 10:3, 4
The Lord has not left us helpless. He has provided many warfare weapons to ensure our victory. But we must be responsible to learn to use them skillfully. Here is a list of weapons which He has provided for us. There may be more, but these are the ones I have discovered:
1. The blood of Jesus — “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” — Revelation 12:11
2. The word of our testimony (also Revelation 12:11) — There is power in proclaiming the goodness and the righteous acts of the Lord. As I said in the post on Warring from a Position of Light, talking about the goodness of the Lord brings down a heavenly atmosphere around us.
3. The Name of Jesus — “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10, 11). All things bow to the Name of Jesus. All. If you need a better understanding of what we have available to us in the Name, I highly recommend Kenneth E. Hagin’s book, The Name of Jesus.
4. The Word of God (the Bible) — “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” — Ephesians 6:17 (See my article, Jesus Is the Armor!)
5. Our faith — “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” — 1 John 5:4
“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight foreign armies.” — Hebrews 11:33, 34
6. Our prayer language — “Praying always with all prayer and petition in the Spirit, and watching to do so with all perseverance and petitions for all saints.” — Ephesians 6:18
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”
— Jude 20
(See my post, The Power of Your Prayer Language — Part 4.)
7. Fasting — “However, this kind [of demon] does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21). I have found that when I am fasting, the greater the temptation to give in and quit, the bigger the victory if I press through.
8. Financial giving into God’s work — Generosity aligns us with God’s heart. No one has ever given more than He has: “He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, shall he not with him freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32). Giving of any sort out of a pure heart is a godly thing, while the spirit of withholding (stinginess) is hellish. Financial giving makes it possible for Kingdom work to be accomplished. It also breaks the hold of the flesh off of us. Do it. Give with abandon, and watch God take up your cause and fight for you.
Next time we will talk about a few more spiritual weapons that we have at our disposal.
Excerpted from Lee Ann’s book, The Intercessor Manual