Daily Bread 10/28/2022


    Daily Bread – October 28, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 2 Corinthians 10:4 – For the weapons of our warfare are not of human ability, but of God’s power to demolish fortresses. The Weapons Of Our Warfare We must declare war on everything contrary to the will and blessings of God. Sin, sickness, disease, and poverty must become our sworn enemies. Everywhere we find them, we must come out against them with the power of God that has been entrusted to us, and destroy them. All of the blessings and promises of God are ours. However, Satan in his obstinate and rebellious manner sets up fortresses to resist our authority in Christ and impose his will upon us. If we will not back down, but having done all to stand we continue to press the battle, then we will see the lost come to the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus and the wealth of the world released for the Kingdom of God. There are four verses of Scripture that use the word for weapon (hoplon). They are: 2 Corinthians 10:4 – “the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly” Romans 13:12 – “put on the weapons of light” 2 Corinthians 6:7 – “the weapons of righteousness on the right and left” Romans 6:13 – “your members as weapons of righteousness to God” Knowing God has given us these weapons for the spiritual battle we face – and we are to put them on, then it would be good to identify what the weapons are. The most important weapon spoken of in the New Testament is the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12). This is the weapon Jesus used when He faced the devil on Earth and the same weapon He will use when He fights against His enemies in the future. The Word of God is pictured as a sword which comes out of His mouth (Revelation 19:15, 2:16, 1:16; Isaiah 11:4). We must all recognize how it is essential that we follow the Captain of our salvation, Jesus Christ, into this battle against the defiance and iniquity of the satanic realm. The weapons of light speak of the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. If we walk in the Spirit, then the light of God’s presence and the light of His truth will overthrow the darkness that would otherwise deceive us and gain authority and influence over our lives. Then finally, the weapon of righteousness given to us in Christ Jesus empowers us to walk in the obedience of Christ. The righteousness of God we have is an authority that keeps us from every form of disobedience that would subjugate us to Satan’s will. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen