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7 Weapons for Spiritual Warfare (Part 1)


In spiritual warfare, when the battle is long, we may feel tired, and we may be tempted to give up, but these are the moments when we must remember that we don’t fight in our own strength. The weapons we fight with are not carnal, and we don’t dare fight in our own strength. Our weapons are spiritual, they are mighty through God, in His strength – not ours. And as we learn to tap into the strength of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to do what we otherwise couldn’t do, we will begin to see victory in our lives!


Here are seven weapons we can use in Spiritual Warfare.


1. The Word of God

Ephesians 6:17

“….and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;”

This is the first defensive weapon we read about in Ephesians 6, The Armor of God. Jesus used this weapon in the desert when Satan came to tempt Him. Satan, at times using Scripture to tempt Jesus, twisted the meaning but Jesus came back at him each time using Scripture in its proper context to defeat him, and eventually, Satan left. We defeat Satan by using the weapons of our warfare that are mighty through God, and one of the most powerful weapons is the Word of God.


2. Prayer

Ephesians 6:18

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,”

Many people don’t recognize prayer as part of The Armor of God. They get to the sword of the Spirit and stop, but there is no period there. The passage carries on talking about prayer, which is a powerful and often neglected weapon! But notice that we don’t just grab our prayer list and start working through it, “God I need….and I need….and would You please….and bless…and so on”


It says, “prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

We aren’t praying with our minds, with our own intelligence. We are allowing the Holy Spirit to pray through us the will of the Father. If we are earnestly battling for the soul of a lost loved one, we know what the will of the Father is already because the Bible tells us that the will of the Father is that none should perish. But there are times when we are not certain. When there is no chapter and verse that clearly tells us what the will of the Father is.


3. Worship

Jehoshaphat was king of Judah and a coalition army came against them to defeat them, and Jehoshaphat was afraid. At that moment, he did what any great leader should do – he called a prayer assembly and a fast.


During this prayer assembly, God gave the battle plans and assured them that they wouldn’t need to fight because God would go before them and defeat the enemy. Early in the morning, they began to prepare, and Jehoshaphat did something very odd. In front of the army marched worshipers who sang and praised God. They began to say, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” And then they began to sing and praise the Lord.


2 Chronicles 20:22-23

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.”


Worship is a powerful weapon to destroy the enemy. But we must make an important distinction! Worship isn’t just music. Worship isn’t just playing your favorite worship CD. Worship is a condition of the heart. It is a purposeful and intentional elevation of God above everything else.


We can worship God by singing songs of praise written by other people, but worship can also be spontaneously singing words of adoration and exaltation to God that come from our hearts that no one has ever written before.


Stay tune for part 2,

God Bless, Israel

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