DEPLOY YOUR SPIRITUAL WEAPONS (1) Friday, 10 April 2015
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;” 2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)
Child of God, you are at war and you have the arsenal you need to establish your victory. So I encourage you to hang in there until you see a manifestation of the supernatural in your life. Refuse to get weary. Refuse to be distracted. Stay focused! God has given you the arsenals you need. It is, however, not enough to be armed and dangerous to the enemy; you must be ready to deploy your spiritual weapons. Yes, you may feel faint in your body, but don’t relent in your prayers. Pray until something breaks in the supernatural. You have what it takes. You have been equipped by God to confront your confrontations and attack your attackers.
Do you remember the story of Esther? Even though she was royalty, a time came when she and her people were confronted with a life-threatening situation. She had to rise to the occasion. The situation was critical and only the supernatural intervention of God could deliver them. She knew that the fight was not a carnal one but was spiritual in nature. As a queen, she could deploy her soldiers, but this was a spiritual fight and she needed to fight with spiritual weapons.
Mordecai and Esther, and all their brethren, fasted for three solid days and nights. They made preparations. They received the word of God in their spirit. They received the spiritual bullet with which to confront their battles. If Esther had not acted, there would have been a wipeout of the Jews living in the kingdom because according to the laws of the Medes and Persians, a law that has been passed cannot be violated. The good news is that Esther was able to change that law. The question is, how did she pull it off? Beloved, it was not through diplomacy or political lobbying. No, she tapped into the divine principle of prayer. She had a midnight connection to rearrange things. By the time she stepped before the king, the power of God had gone before her to make the crooked places straight, to break the gates of brass, and to destroy the bars of iron. The king had no choice but to stretch forth the golden sceptre towards her even though she had not been invited. Beloved, that was not all. He also promised to do whatever she wanted-even give up half of his kingdom. To crown it all, the 50-feet gallows, which Haman had prepared for Mordecai, were the very gallows on which he was destroyed.
Further reading: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, Esther 4:10-17; 5:1-6 Daily Bible reading: Morning-1 Samuel 15-16, Evening-Luke 10:25-42