You Might Not Be Weak Enough Yet
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me…. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
The reason many people aren’t overcoming the devil is that they’re using spiritual weapons, but trying to wield those weapons in their own strength.
You say, "I'm just too weak to win the battle." You’re right. But you may not be weak enough yet. God identifies Himself with our obedient weakness. Your problem may be that you're still trying rather than trusting. The battle is not yours; it’s the Lord's!
Your weakness is not a liability; it’s an asset. Your strength is not an asset; it’s a liability. If we could only learn that God does not need our strength! He calls for our obedience! God has the strength! The battle is the Lord's.
God has given us weapons. What mighty weapons we have.
- The precious blood of Jesus that covers us, for example. "And they overcame him” [the devil] “by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11).
- The Word of God is another. This Bible, “sharper than any two-edged sword” is to be our battle-ax, our sword, our bow, our arrow, as we go against the enemy (Hebrews 4:12).
- Prayer is another. “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but through God to the pulling down of strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
We have a spiritual enemy. Only spiritual weapons will be successful in defeating him! Therefore, the Bible says, “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal [of the flesh] but mighty through God for pulling down strongholds." Take up the weapons He Himself has placed in our hands.
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