The Weapons of Our Warfare

April 17, 2017

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 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. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

An important truth to remember is that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God.” The word carnal is the antithesis of spiritual and refers to that which is merely human. Apart from the power of God, all of our energies combined are to no avail against the power of darkness.

Mighty in God

Since we are in a spiritual battle, we need spiritual weapons. That is exactly what God has supplied us with—“weapons … mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” Weapons mighty in God! The word mighty can be translated “dynamically powerful.” God has supplied us with more than we need for victory. We just have to tap into that which is already available to us.

Our God-Given Weapons

What are the “weapons” God has given us? They are simply prayer, the Word of God, and worship. We must be thoroughly immersed in these if we are going to successfully fight the “good fight of faith.”

 Ephesians 6:14-18

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.