Good evening, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Spiritual warfare is a battlefield, and we see in v. three that we walk in the flesh, but we should never do battle according to the flesh. The weapons of warfare we should use come from God, the Cross, prayer, and the Word of God, and with God’s help, it is His divine power that helps us to tear down these spiritual strongholds that battle us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We see in v. five how intense spiritual warfare has on us, which creates these fierce battles, and these spiritual strongholds include human reason (arguments, v. 5), human and angelic powers (every high that exalts itself), ideas (thoughts), and the will (obedience). Both our thoughts and actions are to be submissive to Christ and His will and purpose. The Church is God's fortress, marching against the strongholds of disobedience.
Tonight, I needed this reflection. I have been dealing with intense spiritual warfare, and I'm struggling tonight; my brothers and sisters in Christ, pray for me.
In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell