Paul the Apostle knew
how to fight those strongholds and it wasn’t through the use of carnal weaponry.
In Ephesians chapter 6 Paul gives us a list of the spiritual weapons to be used
as we stand against the enemythe
belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel, the
shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. It’s a
war we’re in and these are our weapons for battle. God knows exactly what we
need to fight this war and how to arm His soldiers (believers).
Weak believers might
try to use persuasive words as a weapon, or manipulation,even
portraying an image of success as their spiritual weapon. These are not weapons
with which to fight a spiritual battle, these are weapons of political diplomacy
where compromise and making concessions to the enemy is championed.
Using the perception of power and human schemes and programs to set
up feeble attempts to stifle or dispose of the enemy strongholds is a recipe for
failure. Strong, capable believers are those who probe deep into their Bibles
and search and learn the scriptures and take heed of those scriptures. These are
the folks which give Satan his most fierce opposition.
“Our spiritual weapons are
scorned by the world, but feared by demonic powers. When we fight with truth,
righteousness, evangelism, faith, salvation, the Word of God, and prayer, no
principality or power can stand against us.”
The believer’s enemy
has little opportunity for building strongholds when we are fitted for battle
with God’s weaponry. He’s forced to stand by and watch or flee as believers roll
out the heavy artillery belonging to the Lord. It frustrates the enemy when
believers are so well equipped. No matter what Satan throws at us,if
we are strong in our faith and secure in our biblical knowledge the minions of
evil will always retreat.