For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
We have weapons available to us in the spiritual realm that have the divine power to destroy strongholds. That’s what these verses tell us. Do you know what our weapons are? I can think of a few. Let’s take them one at a time:
- Prayer. In Ephesians 6:18, at the end of the armor of God description, Paul includes this: “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” Prayer is calling out in faith to the One who can move mountains, part seas and change events and people.
- The Word of God. In Ephesians 6:17 we are told to “take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Hebrews 4:12 tells us that “The Word is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword…” Jesus rebuked Satan in the wilderness with “It is written,” and we must do the same. Get to know verses by heart to call them out when and where you need them.
- The Holy Spirit. In Luke 4:1 we find, “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.” And in Luke 4:14, “Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee…” Are you full of the Spirit? He is our power, our guide, our helper and our strength. Don’t leave home without Him!
- The Name of Jesus. In Acts 3-4 there is the account of Peter and John healing in the name of Jesus. Peter turned and preached to the crowd about how by faith in His name the lame man was made well. When the rulers and elders demanded to know by what power they healed the man, they again let them know it was the name of Jesus. In His name demons have to flee. Call out the name of Jesus when you are in the midst of a spiritual battle and watch Him work.
- Praise and worship. Psalm 149:6,8 reads, “Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands… to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.” Praise is lifting up the name of Jesus and worshiping the God of the universe who comes to our aid. In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were singing hymns at midnight while chained in a dungeon. Suddenly there was a great earthquake and their bonds were unfastened. I don’t think it was a coincidence that the earthquake hit while they were singing hymns.
There are more weapons to name, but this is a start. They have the divine power to battle against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. They are for all believers to use to be able to stand in the day of evil.