// Read II Corinthians 10:1-5 //
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul,who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Spiritual warfare is not like physical battles in the world. Our weapons of warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God in the Kingdom of God, the warfare is not with guns and swords but with the word of God, the name and blood of Jesus. This is why the Scriptures say, ‘They are mighty through God’. The battle is of the mind and it involves:
(i) Pulling down of strongholds
(ii) Casting down imaginations
(iii) Casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God
(iv) Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
PRAYER: Pray for more understanding of spiritual warfare.