Recently I have received a number of emails from people who are still waiting to see the manifestation of their prayers. They want to know why it is not happening. While I can’t answer that question because I don’t know the fullness of your situation and what you do in your personal life, I do know one thing, I know that God has supplied us with every weapon necessary to see our manifestation come to pass.
God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. That is what the word says and if we believe one part of the word, we must believe all the word. However, these weapons aren’t normal weapons as we would think of naturally, if we dwell and make our home in the Kingdom of God, our weapons are different.
2 Corinthians 10:4 says “our weapons are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” This scripture is saying that the weapons God has given us will pull down and remove everything that is stopping our manifestation from coming forth. It also tells us that our weapons are not ‘carnal’, meaning they are not human weapons, not of the flesh, but they are ‘mighty.’ This word mighty is defined as; powerful, strong, mighty in wealth and influence.
If we use the weapons God has given us, they will show themselves strong and powerful, mighty in wealth and influence. These are weapons that can’t fail. But how do they work? The next verse tells us; “by casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”
In order to effectively wage warfare, we must cast down every thought that comes against what God has spoken to us. We can’t sit and think ‘what if?’ or ‘why isn’t anything happening?’ Instead we must think on good things, think on the things that God has spoken to us in His word or given us through a word of prophecy.
1 Timothy 1:18 reveals to us one particular weapon given to us to wage a good warfare; that weapon is the prophecy that has been spoken to us or over us. We are to take that rhema word from God, that prophecy that has been given to us, and wage war with it.
When thoughts come that are contrary to what God has spoken, we are to cast them down and then we are to remind ourselves of the prophecy that God has given us – and not only that but take those words of prophecy and wage a ‘good warfare’ with them.
You see, my friends, that prophecy wasn’t just something to encourage you and make you feel good at the time, no! It was a weapon, placed in your hand that day for victory, it was something that you could pull out and take the head off the enemy when he tries to speak against what God has said to you. It is one of your weapons!
When I receive a prophetic word that bears witness with my spirit. I write it down or type it out and I remind myself of it often. When things come up that contradict that word, I take that word of prophecy and remind God of His word and remind the devil of the final outcome. My prophecy IS the final outcome, and if I stand firm on that truth, I will see it come to pass. If I don’t, it will be as it said in 1 Timothy, my faith will suffer shipwreck, therefore I stand firm on the prophecy that has been spoken to me.
Years ago, a Pastor friend of mine gave me a word from God. It was after I had given my kidney away, he said ‘you will not leave this earth before it is time.’ I knew from the way he said it that the enemy may attempt to cause me to leave this earth before my time, but I knew that I had just been given a tool, a weapon, to fight against that.
A few years after I received that prophecy, my body was attacked with a force I have not known before, it came suddenly and with great force. However, I had God’s word and I had this prophecy and the enemy was not able to overcome those two valuable weapons, with them I waged a good warfare.
You have weapons available to you today, take them out and use them. The weapons are the word of God, the sword of the spirit AND it is the word of prophecy that has been given you. With these weapons, you can wage a good warfare, a powerful, strong and mighty in wealth and influence warfare…and you will taste victory, after all the battle has already been won for you!