In part 1 we talked about 3 powerful weapons we can use in spiritual warfare, weapons like The Word of God, Prayer, and Worship. In part 2 we will see 4 weapons
just as powerful as the last 3.
4. The Name of Jesus
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Did you catch what this verse is saying? The name of Jesus is above every other name. Have you ever noticed that in many circles, while it is acceptable to use the name God or Lord, you will get a reaction if you use the name of Jesus.
There are many gods. Every religion acknowledges a god, and they usually call their god “god.” The term “lord” is still used today in many contexts.
But Jesus? There is only one Jesus and there is only one context in which we use the name of Jesus.
This is what makes using the name of Jesus Christ in vain so insulting. Many Christians who routinely break the 3rd commandment and speak God’s name in vain will not use Jesus Christ’s name the same way.
This doesn’t diminish the power of God’s name, but Paul was clear when he said that God gave Jesus the name above every name. And in His name, there is incredible power! In Jesus’ name, every knee will bow and confess that He is Lord.
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?
“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Much of the church has moved away from fasting as a spiritual discipline and as a mighty weapon of warfare against the enemy. And while fasting has grown in popularity as an amazing health benefit – and such it is, if we only choose to use fasting as a benefit to our health without following the Lord in obedience to use it as a mighty weapon of warfare, we are not only walking around with an incomplete arsenal, but we also offend the Lord.
Christian fasting is an amazing tool of the enemy for spiritual warfare in breaking bondage and setting the captives free!
6. Our Testimony
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
The enemy may come at you with lies and deception, but he cannot convince you that what God has done for you didn’t happen. It’s your testimony and it has great power!
This is a weapon that is so often neglected because if the enemy can get us to focus on the negative, on what we don’t have, on the bad things going on in our life right now, he can cause us to forget all the good things God has done for us in the past.
All the way God has come through for us, all the miracles God has done in our life, all the way God has provided for us when we had nothing. The healing God has done in our hearts and our bodies.
Because while he can’t refute our testimony, he can cause us to forget our testimony – knowing that if we use our testimony, we will be victorious! Because we will have the power to stand in faith that God will come through for us again!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
There is nothing the enemy wants more than for you to be riddled with discontentment, anxiety, worry, depression, envy, covetousness, gossip, complaining, and slander….
All things that destroy us from the inside out and poison our relationships with others.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever thing are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
Great things start with just being thankful, thanksgiving is a weapon of warfare!
Through thankfulness, God can adjust our hearts so that our prayers are no longer selfish, but prayers He can answer. We are able to pray according to His will because our selfish ambitions are out of the way.
God Bless, Israel