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WALK AND WAR

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  2 Corinthians 10:3-5.

Warfare is not an event, it’s a walk or lifestyle. It’s not once and for all  but a way of life of the sons of God.

Man is a spirit, having a soul but living in a body. The soul consists of the mind will and emotions. The battle is in the soul.

The battle is not carnal or physical,the enemy is not a physical being. Imaginations, thoughts and knowledge are battlefield essentials. What are your thoughts, imaginations and knowledge or ignorance of Christ? These activate or deactivate the weapons of our warfare. The weapons also are not carnal but empowered by faith in God. The weapons are not personal, they’re activated through obedience of  the word of God.

“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isaiah 5:13-14.

A good knowledge of your identity and the weapons of warfare are necessary for a winning walk with God. The level of ignorance on these matters have become the cause of victimization for some persons.

Your walk with God is to the extent of the knowledge of God available to you. The weapons are not singular, they’re multiple and mighty. Have you been trained to use them, if not, the weapons are useless to you. The word of God gives mastery or training on the weapons of our warfare. The book is the manual for understanding the weapons and strategy of war. 

You shall no longer be famished neither in captivity, go for knowledge; walk and war!

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13.

Prayer:

Dear father, thank you for the weapons of our warfare activated by the knowledge of Christ Jesus. It’s time to be trained to fight the good fight to be free from captivity in Jesus name.

The Battlefield

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:12-13.

The battles of life are winnable, problems surmountable and challenges overcomeable. It’s important to know that the call to Christ is a warfare not fanfare It’s important to know who you are, your identity; seated in heavenly places by Christ Jesus far above principalities and powers. It’s all important to know who is your enemy, Lucifer, Satan or the devil- a fallen archangel and his host. It’s also important to know what is provided for you to be in combat, battle or wrestle with him which is the armour of God.

There are no assumptions in battle, strategies win! Without a good knowledge of these things makes one an easy prey or victim. Every child of God must be combat ready at all times as the boys scout slogan “be prepared”.

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”2 Corinthians 10:4-6.

In the school of spiritual warfare, the best equipped side wins. They win because of their understanding of their better equipment than that of their enemy. Another paradox is that an army  without a good understanding of the weapons in their possession lose. The believer is not only well equipped but has in his hands the same eternal weapon that humiliated the devil and his cohorts in every generation.

The weapon is user sensitive, the capacity is not surmountable. The full armour of God makes the believer a victor before even the battle begins. Victory is not in view but assured with the armour of God worn. Interestingly it all begins with the correct mentality as the battle is on the mind.

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”Luke 10:19-20.

Prayer:

Father God, I am delighted to know that the weapons of our warfare are eternal and the ticket to winning the battles of life. I have understanding of their use to reign in life by the same Christ Jesus.

WINNING LIFE BATTLES

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: Colossians 2:8-10.

There are some colloquials that have put some persons in perpetual bondage, one of them is “God will do it”. That sounds very familiar but I would always ask a rider, what are you doing? And the next fallacy would follow-“I am waiting on God. This is a very strong combination of phrases that have robbed many of their kingdom dignity and colour.

It’s news to many to hear that “God has done it” he is currently waiting on you to do your part. Any faith that makes God sorely responsible for the issues of your life is an irresponsible faith. Faith is a covenant, when your part is done, God is commited.

Wrestling, fight, combat is the duty of man; the sons are gods among men.

“Ye are god” is not a status symbol, it’s a combat, wrestle and battle  mentality.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13.

Wrestling is not by chance, Its a must, fighting is not a choice, it’s the norm for the sons of God. The devil and his minions are combat ready since the fall, God has given us a position and weapons of warfare for the  same reason. Every son of God that is not combat ready and on active duty becomes a victim.

God has equipped the sons to take charge of life battles and withstand the evil one. Expecting God to do it is an insult on the heritage of redemption. Sons reign by conquest; you’re not the victim but the victor.

“Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon:behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land:begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.”Deuteronomy 2:24.

Prayer :

Dear heavenly father, thank you for the conquest of Jesus Christ on the cross over principalities and powers. I am equipped to win the battles of life by the same grace and power. I am not a victim but victorious in Jesus name.

SEATED FAR ABOVE

Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.James 1:16-17.

Every look at this verse of scripture grants new insight and understanding. God is the source of good and perfect gifts. The flow of every good and perfect gift is from above to those above. The role of source and supply has not been delegated by God, blessing has only one channel. Blessing therefore is God’s signature, and he is the sole signatory.

Angels are helpers of divine will, demons hinders divine will. The source has angels as agents of blessings, helpers of the saints. Expecting a blessing from the devil is an error,  praying for the release of blessings withheld by the devil is an insult to divine order and redemption.

Being far above principalities and powers is being seated together with the source.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”Colossians 2:8-10.

Your blessing cannot be intercepted, the good and perfect gifts cannot be interrupted by any devil. Obedience of faith is key to continuous flow of virtue. The principalities and powers are too low down the ladder to be a hindrance to your access. The head of principalities and powers is the source and supplier of good  and perfect gifts.

We are not in competition with the prince of the power of the air, they are under subjection at his command. Being seated together with the principal of principalities and powers give authority to cast them out at will. It’s time to enjoy the blessing as if the devil does not exist; seated far above.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:7-8.

Prayer

Dear Father, I am indeed grateful that you are my source of supply from above. In Christ we are seated above to access everything prepared for us above. He good and perfect gift continues to flows ceaselessly to me in Jesus name.

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