He prepares me for battle; he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze. Psalm 18:34
I was talking with a friend one day and she shared a story with me that I found interesting. She shared with me about the time when the Winchester Rifle was first invented.
All the military had the rifles and they used them to slaughter many Indians. At the time, the Indians were still fighting with bows and arrows and tomahawks. The Indians decided that they would get some rifles, so they hijacked a train and got a whole train load of rifles.
Now they had the same weapons the military had – just one problem. They had no idea how to use them.
The next battle between the Indians and the military ended again with many slaughtered Indians. Although they now had a weapon as powerful as their enemy – they had no knowledge of how to use them – therefore they remained defeated.
This story caused me to think about the weapons we have been given. The Bible calls them mighty weapons – weapons that are able to defeat every enemy, every time.
Many Christians are remaining in a place of defeat for one simple reason. They either don’t use their weapons, or they don’t know how to use them.
The Bible says are weapons are mighty! They even pull down every stronghold. This means our weapons can defeat every enemy.
What are our weapons?
The Word of God is a powerful weapon
The Bible says there is great power in the word of God. It also says the Word of God will not return void, therefore wherever you send it, it will prosper.
The Name of Jesus is a powerful weapon – demons bow to that name.
Prayer is a powerful weapon
The Bible says the fervent prayers of a righteous man makes great power available.
The Prayer of Agreement is a weapon, the Bible says where two agree, it is done.
Our mouth is a weapon. The words of our mouth produce life or death, blessing or cursing. We use our words to create, just as God did.
We speak forth the Word of God and darkness has to flee. We tell the devil to go and he must obey.
2 Corinthians 10:4 says in the Message Bible: We use God’s mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds.
No, our weapons are not worldly – but they are mighty. And they are to be used to defeat every enemy in our lives. But to do that, we must know how to use them.
The Bible gives us full instructions on how to use these weapons. We only need to study and begin to practice using those weapons.
Psalm 18:34 tells us that God will teach us to battle. If you seek His face, He will teach you to wage war against your enemy – but you must seek Him.
Remember in the Old Testament, King David always sought God for strategies before every single battle. He didn’t assume that the same strategy that worked last time would work the next time. No, he sought God for each battle. And God gave Him specific instructions every time. God is no respecter of persons – He will do the same for you.
You may find yourself in a battle today – the good news is you have all the weapons you need to win! The better news is God will show you what weapons to use and how to use them, if you ask.
Your weapons are more powerful than anything the enemy can bring against you – you have God’s word on that. Don’t be like the Indians of that time, weapons in hand and still defeated. Gain knowledge and understanding of your weapons and then use them.
Your weapons are enough to bring victory every time….use them.
Meditate on this:
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:57