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Break Every Chain - The War For Your Soul

Break Every Chain -  The War For Your Soul

REAL WARFARE

Ephesians 6:11-12(NLT) - Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Have you ever met certain people who rub you the wrong way for no apparent reason? No matter what you do to be nice to them they just continue to be unreasonable. Maybe there's a much deeper problem in existence. One that goes beyond the natural realm. Human enemies are merely agents of misdirection. They are sent along your path to distract you from your real enemies.

While they draw away your attention, the real enemies of your soul remain unchecked. The Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 6:11-12 that our war is never against human beings. It is not against wicked human beings. It is not against selfish human beings. It is not against violent human beings. It doesn't matter. If you can see them with your natural eyes you are looking in the wrong direction.

SPIRITUAL WEAPONS

2 Corinthians 10:3-6(NKJV) - 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

"Knowledge is not power. It's potential power. Applied knowledge is power." - Darren Hardy, Publisher & Editorial Director of Success Magazine

It's great to know that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. It's also great to know that they are mighty. However, unless we can identify them, understand how they operate and then actually use them none of that power can help us. So what are these weapons? Also, why does the scripture say these spiritual weapons are primarily for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments, misinformation about God, stray thoughts and disobedience? What kind of spiritual warfare is that?

Ephesians 6:17(NKJV) - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

Your spiritual weapon is The Word of God.

THE WAR FOR YOUR SOUL

Hebrews 4:12(NKJV) - For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (emphasis mine)

Like we said, your spiritual weapon is The Word of God. How exactly can words be used to fight a war? Am I supposed to believe that I can just say something and defeat an enemy? What kind of battle is that? Also, it's not a coincidence that the helmet of salvation is mentioned in the same verse. Why did The Bible say to protect your head and fight with words? Take a look at Hebrews 4:12. Pay close attention to a certain word that I emphasize. It's the word, "thoughts."

The primary battleground is your soul. Every time the devil and his forces attack they are after something priceless; your soul. Why your soul? Contained within your soul are your mind, will and emotions. That's right. They want to control how you think, the decisions you make and how you feel. They want to control your soul. When they can influence your soul, they can control you. When they can control you, they've won the battle. God gave you one weapon to win the battle for your soul. It's The Word of God and it has the power to wage war for your mind, will and emotions.

Divine Destiny Worship Centre Youth Conference 2013 - "Break Every Chain"

Conference Dates:

Wednesday August 28th - Friday August 30th

Book Bag Blessing:

Saturday August 31st

For more info, visit Divine Destiny Worship Centre

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