(Kathy Gabler)—God’s Word and His principles and His character and His will are the metal of un-carnal weapons. For example, when we discover strongholds in our own lives that do not align with His Word or principles or character or plans, humility can become an un-carnal weapon. The Word says that if we will humble ourselves He will give us grace. (1 Pet 5:5) So, when we choose to humble ourselves before God, we position ourselves to receive grace. That means we are enabled to change and the stronghold is brought down.
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(The following is from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)
“There is a mystery… The Kingdom of God is here; but instead of destroying human sovereignty, it has attacked the sovereignty of Satan. The Kingdom of God is here but instead of making changes in the external, political order of things, it is making changes in the spiritual order and in the lives of men and women…
“The Kingdom of God which is yet to come in power and great glory is actually present among men in advance in an unexpected form to bring to men in the present evil Age the blessings of the Age to Come… Matt.12:28 clearly says that the Kingdom of God has entered into the present evil age.
“The mystery of the Kingdom is this: The Kingdom of God is here but not with irresistible power. The Kingdom of God has come, but it is not like a stone grinding an image to powder… it is like a man sowing seed. It does not force itself upon men… They must receive it; the response must come from a willing heart and a submissive will.” (George Eldon Ladd)
(Kathy Gabler)—For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, (2 Cor 10:3-4NKJ)
I pray we become a people of God, skillful in the use of un-carnal weapons. I believe the first step to that goal is learning to recognize the difference between carnal (governed by mere human nature only) and un-carnal weapons. If we simply “do what comes naturally,” we are choosing carnal weapons. So, we must learn to do what comes super-naturally. Emotional reactions that flare up in us are sometimes explosive and therefore seem powerful. After all, we all know what it is like to fear someone’s upset or wrath. However, emotional outbursts, like a persuasive tongue or logic or rationalization are common weapons of the natural man; therefore they are still carnal weapons and do not compare with un-carnal weapons like Godly authority and wisdom or Divine revelation and intervention.
Beside Still Waters with Marty Gabler is a devotional of reading the Bible and prayer. It is live on Facebook each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:15pm Central Time USA. This segment is with Pastor James Kent in West Texas. The theme is “Heart’s Desire”.
Take all your needs and problems and stack them up. When you see how great they stack up, then put that stack next to Almighty God. He is greater than ALL your need. “. . . God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” (1Jn.3:20, Msg)
As the people of God assemble today, may they be strengthened, encouraged, equipped and comforted by the gifts of Christ (Eph.4:11-12) and the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1Cor.14:3) for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.