Armor of God


2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “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.”

Paul had written this in a letter to the church of Corinth. He was the one who led the Corinthians to Christ and had been encouraging them through the letters that he wrote while in prison. In the meantime, there was an emergence of a few false prophets in the city who had been deceiving and brainwashing the people of Corinth. 

These critics accused Paul of being unimpressive in person and merely confident in his letters.

In order to respond to the false accusation against Paul, he reminds the Corinthians that he is not contesting to gain popularity amongst other prophets but fighting against the spiritual realm. The weapons he uses for this fight are not of this world. 

In Ephesians 6, Paul tells us to put on the whole armor of God: truth, righteousness, the Gospel, faith, the hope of our salvation, the Word of God, and prayer. These are the weapons that every believer of Jesus Christ ought to use in the time of spiritual warfare. But how exactly do we identify if we are a part of something happening in the supernatural realm?

A lot of times many of us have a feeling of despair, depression, agitation, or irritability for no good reason. We need to recognize these times as an ongoing spiritual war and not give in to it by simply ignoring or enduring it. We need to be reminded of the word of God that says: ”Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you “(James 4:7). 

God has already equipped us with the weapons of warfare – the armor of God. All we have to do is use them in times of trouble. Soon, we would experience a gush of joy running through our bodies and we would find victory from every spirit that Satan had sent over us to remove our joy in Christ Jesus.

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