We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods. 2 Corinthians 10:3
A nation can purchase the most technically advanced weapons on the planet, but if soldiers do not realize the capabilities, they have wasted millions and hurt their cause.
That basic law of warfare holds true for God’s man and the arsenal of weapons God has provided for him to combat and defeat evil. Modern spiritual warfare is no different from the old-fashioned kind, because the eternal and spiritual weapons we use against evil do not change. Spiritual weapons do not evolve to match the battlefield conditions. A man’s resolve to be intimate with them and use them skillfully evolves and determines victory or defeat.
Jesus is our ultimate trainer in the art of spiritual battle. His weapons are our weapons, passed through the ages to men of faith. The goal is to handle them skillfully, versus clumsily and incompetently. In our hearts we know confidently understanding our arsenal will mean a confident mentality and stance under fire. With a real supernatural showdown looming with a highly trained enemy, only arrogance and stupidity would cause a God’s man to reach for self-prescribed wisdom and solutions.
The weapons God has supplied are to be used against evil, because they are lethal. They are the only thing effective in spiritual warfare. Why would a God’s man refute God’s wisdom and take up his own?
Father, may I never enter battle without being equipped with your wisdom.