RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL ;
8TH JUNE , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
WEAPONS OF WAR;
(Maintain Your Victory)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Timothy 6:12
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
I’ve heard some people say, ‘Jesus fought all my battles for me; He’s done it all for me.” Yes, He already accomplished all things for you, but He also says you should “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). The fight of faith isn’t one you engage with satan who has already been defeated completely; rather, it’s you maintaining your victory in Christ by standing your ground on God’s Word. It means living in the reality of what the Word says about you: laying hold of your rights, privileges and inheritance in Christ, and refusing to let go, irrespective of fierce opposition.
Read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, and you’ll notice it says “the weapons of our warfare,” acknowledging that there’s indeed a warfare, and we’re actively involved in it! Secondly, it describes these weapons, stating that they are mighty through the Word and the Holy Spirit, in the pulling down of “strongholds.” Strongholds are ideas, thoughts, principles and theories of this world that contradict the Word. Such ideas and theories create negative mindsets in people, and hold them in bondage. However, with the Word of God, and through the Holy Spirit, we’re able to pull down or dismantle such strongholds.
Next, it says “casting down imaginations.” Sometimes people have imaginations that are against the Word of God; they’re haunted by terrible imaginations of fear, defeat, and failure. With the Word of God, we’re able to tear down and demolish such evil imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God! Stand your ground on the Word always.
My faith is producing undeniable results; I prevail over every challenging situation because the greater One lives in me, and I’m strong in Him, and in the power of His might.
Daily Bible Reading
John 21:1-25, 1 Chronicles 26-29
Mark 15:33-47, Deuteronomy 6
List the different weapons of warfare stated in Ephesians 6:10-19, and declare that you have them on you.