For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.— 2 Corinthians 10:3
Through careful strategy and cunning deceit, Satan attempts to wage war against you and keep you in a mindset of defeat. But God has given you spiritual weapons to use against him. Here are the three main spiritual weapons you can use to fight off the enemy:
- God’s Word: Receive it through preaching, teaching, reading and personal Bible study. Continue in the Word until it becomes revelation given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
- Praise: This defeats the devil faster and more efficiently than any other battle plan, but it must be genuine heart-praise, not just lip service or a religious ritual.
- Prayer: Prayer is relationship with the God, communicating with Him, asking Him for help or talking with Him about whatever is on your heart. It also includes being quiet in God’s presence, listening to Him speak to your heart. To have an effective prayer life, we must develop an intimate, personal relationship with the Father. Know that He loves you and that He wants to help you.
There is a war going on, but God is fighting on your side and has given you the weapons you need. Use them to send Satan running!