“Be Equipped With Weapons With Divine Power!”
By worldly standards Jesus was a failure. This was well expressed by the disciples on the way to Emmaus: “But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel”(Lk.24:21). Their hope was based on worldly standards whereby to redeem Israel Jesus would have led an uprising to overthrow their foreign lords.
Today the name of Jesus Christ dominates the world, not because he raised a finger against anybody, but because he was meek and gentle. So Paul says, “By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you…”
When faced with opposition we his followers must also excercise meekness and gentleness. Not as if we are weak, but because we have to stoop to conquer; just as our master did. More importantly because “…though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 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 against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ…”(II Cor.10:1-6).
Nonviolence or nonretaliation can be interpreted as the consolation of the weak, but it is more powerful than the weapons of the world. The man who asked us to turn the other cheek demonstrated his words by allowing himself to be led like a sheep to the slaughter.
The weapons of our warfare has divine power to demolish strongholds. A stronghold is “a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack.” But with divine power we are able to demolish such strongholds without physical weapons.
Enemies of the gospel; especially propagators of “half truths” have the ability to sweet-talk and sway the majority, but truth demolishes their arguments and every pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God.
We can demolish them because truth prevails, although advocates of truth have few friends; if any at all.
Scriptures says at the mention of the name of Jesus Christ every knee should bow “and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…”(Phil.2:10-11). It is in the same way that the weapons of our warfare takes every thought captive and makes it obedient to Christ.
So therefore my dear friend, if you must overcome, then hold on to the weapons that have divine power! “Put on the full armor of God” by standing firm on truth, righteousness, faith, salvation and the Spirit which is the word of God. And to complement it all with prayer.(Eph.5:10&14-18).
Prayer: Lord fortify me with the weapons of divine power to bring down satanic strongholds. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you!