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30 Nov - How To Fight Back - Weapons Of Our Warfare

I had a dream last night where I was in a cave and there were these tall pillars made of stone which I was standing on. Down below a jackal/cougar-looking animal was snarling and jumping up on some of the sides of the pillars trying to reach me so it could attack.

I was picking up pieces of the pillar and as I did they formed into rocks which I was throwing at the vicious-looking animal. Unfortunately, I missed quite a few times, but I kept on trying as it was trying to climb up to me.

Eventually, I hit the creature right between the eyes making it fall to the ground and knocking it out. As I looked down and waited the animal started to move again but this time it couldn’t climb back up and reach me as it had fallen into some sort of pit and was restrained from getting back out. Then I woke up.

I’ve been thinking and praying about what I dreamt today, and I feel like God was revealing something and to share it with you.

The cave represents the secret place in our lives and hearts. The rock pillars are Jesus and his place in the different areas of our lives, and the rocks formed out of pieces of the pillar are God’s Word.

Jesus wants us to stand upon Him and to take up His Word, which in our hands is like a weapon, and to use it to fight off the enemy (the wild animal). When we do, those forces that come against us will fall away and be prevented from being able to harm us. They might try to attack but they’ll fall away and be constrained.

The Bible talks about us having weapons of warfare that we can use to fight with. They aren’t carnal in nature but spiritual and when we use them correctly and through means of practice, they become highly effective in demolishing attacks of the enemy.

“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the flesh) but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NKJV)

God’s Word is described as a sword, and your faith, a shield (Ephesians 6:16-18). If you handle your weapons correctly and stand upon Jesus and who you are in Him, you will see breakthroughs and victory. It doesn’t mean you won’t have to fight sometimes; things like the creature in my dream will come and try and steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus said to take courage because He has overcome the enemy and His Word and your faith are powerful and effective to bring down every stronghold and the power of the enemy. (John 10:10; John 16:33; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

David brought down the mighty giant Goliath with one small stone because he had honed his fighting skills and knew how to choose and position the stones so that in his hand, and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit they hit their mark knocking that giant off his feet. (1 Samuel 17:40-51)

An important point to note is that after David knocked out Goliath with his chosen stone, he walked over to the unconscious giant, picked up Goliath’s own sword, and used it to cut off his head.

Likewise, in some of the hard things and obvious attacks of the enemy that we have experienced or may be facing right now, Jesus will turn around for your good and cause that which was meant to destroy and dismantle you he will use to empower you to rise up from.

In some cases, the very thing created to destroy your life; and your hopes and dreams Jesus will cause to be used to bring the biggest breakthrough and victories in your life. What the enemy throws at you, you will pick up and throw back at him, ultimately triumphing over it. Then you will do the victory lap, as David did. (1 Samuel 18:6)

Just as David knew that the battle was the Lord’s and he was not alone, you too are not alone. God promises that “No weapon formed against you will prosper, and that all those who rise up against you will fall”. “Neither will He ever leave you nor forsake you.(Isaiah 54:17; Deuteronomy 31:8)

Today be encouraged that whatever battles you face and find yourself in, you’ve got what you need in Jesus to face and conquer.

Don’t be fearful but rather pick up your weapons and become skilled at using God’s Word and your faith. Continue to stand on Jesus and who He is and what He says about you; He is both your pillar and your rock and with Him, you can knock out your enemy effectively.

Plus remember, when in battle, it’s important to take time to carefully choose your rocks (God’s specific Word for your situation) so that you will hit your mark well. There is a Word from God for every occasion and situation. For God says, “I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled. (Jeremiah 1:12)

As in my dream, don’t give up if you don’t knock out what is coming against you the first time. Jesus didn’t say we wouldn’t have trials, but he did promise He had overcome them, so where necessary, pick up your rock and aim again. (John 16:33)

Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful (to His Word). (Hebrews 10:23 AMP)

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful (true to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself”. (2 Timothy 2:13 AMP)

For more encouragement, you can also listen to my podcast "Going Deeper". Check out this week's episode “You Have Potential, What Are You Doing With It?” live now

Prayer: Lord, thank you that I can stand in you and your Word and demolish the enemy attack that comes against me. Please help me to grow skilled in handling the weapons of my warfare and become all you have purposed me to be. In Jesus' name Amen.

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