Here’s some advice from a winner in war:
“All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success.” Napoleon Bonaparte.
Most losses are the result of failing to do everything possible to win.
In Christian warfare, we are sorely tempted to use what the Bible calls “carnal” weapons. This term means using the kind of weapons used by non-spiritual people. A few of these; lies, cheating, slander, betrayal, etc. There’s more, but you get the idea.
Paul shared this and we must always remember this instruction:
2Corinthians 10:3 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 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,”
In his epistle to the Ephesian Christians Paul outlines most of the weapons usable in Spiritual warfare, using the illustrations of a soldier’s gear. This paraphernalia includes defensive and offensive weapons such as the word of God and prayer assurance of salvation. You can and should add to the list, getting expert advice from experienced warriors such as David, along with his son, King Solomon, who advised using a multitude of counselors.
A working knowledge of our Sword of the Spirit, The Word of God, helps to know the vital weakness of our adversary, the Devil, that weakness being his vulnerability to the PROPER understanding and use of the Word. Many of our battles would be unnecessary if we stuck with the Word.
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