Undercover Spiritual Warfare

Undercover Spiritual Warfare

Today's blog is dedicated to Janice. She reached out to us yesterday asking for the daily messages to return. Saying we're a little busy these days is an understatement. As you should already know, we started The Body Church a few months ago. We will also be releasing a new book soon. We also have some new developments in other areas. Nonetheless, if you enjoy reading these daily devotionals let us know so we'll make sure you get them. We need to hear from you. đŸ™‚

2 Corinthians 10:4-6(NIV) - The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

Do you know that one of the most popular spiritual warfare scriptures in the Charismatic Christian church is usually not used in its proper context? 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 is not necessarily referring to evil spiritual forces roaming the earth. It’s directed to mental strongholds on the inside of people that cause them to disobey God. This type of spiritual warfare is really a war for control of our minds. We win or lose this war by the decisions we make in response to God’s directions.

James 4:7(KJV) - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

When a Christian submits to God’s directions he is resisting the devil by resisting his temptations. When the devil cannot influence a Christian to disobey God, the devil is powerless and has to run. Hence, spiritual warfare in this context is really pulling down disobedient mindsets with the simple decision to be obedient. Every Christian has The Spirit of Obedient Fear of The Lord so every Christian can win the war for their minds.

Meditate on James 1:12-17

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