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Bible Challenge – 2 Corinthians 10

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” v.4 (NLT)

Every Christian has 3 main weapons to fight off the enemy! However, many Christians don’t ever take a stand and use the weapons that have been given effectively.  But these weapons are powerful when used in the way they were meant to be used. So lets take a closer look at these three things that have been given so we can take a stand against the evil one, have confidence as believers, and have boldness to share our faith with others around us.

1.  The Word of God – AKA Sword of the Spirit

We have been given a sword that many never carry or know how to use.  Instead, it sits at home collecting dust because it is rarely picked up.  This sword I am referring to is the Bible.  It is described as being “alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12)  The Bible is powerful in the hands of a Christ Follower that reads it, meditates on it, and memorizes it!

2.  Prayer

We have the ability to call on Heaven at anytime.  Sadly, our prayer time consist of meal time prayers or times when we have come to the end of our rope and offer up a prayer as a last resort. But when we look at how prayer was used by the people of God in the Bible, we see powerful things that happened when God’s people committed to prayer. Somewhere in the mix, or the busyness of the day we have lost the importance of and the power of prayer. James says that, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” When we pray, God listens.  When we pray, we no longer look to our own power but we draw from the power given by the Holy Spirit.  Prayer may be one of the most simple yet difficult things a Christian can do. But when done in a Biblical way, Biblical results happen!

3.  Personal Testimony

One of the greatest tools that a Christian has is their personal testimony of what Christ has done in their life.  Now, it seems that the only testimonies we hear are the extreme ones. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say that their testimony isn’t that good. Listen, if you have surrendered your life to Jesus, you have a testimony and it is good! Why, because you once were dead, and now you are alive … THAT’S A TESTIMONY! Let me remind you of Jesus words in Revelation 12:11, “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.” Simply put, you have a story, don’t cheapen it, don’t discredit it, but simply share it. God will use it. The only way it can’t be used is if you keep silent!

Today, Spend some time reading Scripture, praying, and preparing your story so when the opportunity arrises, you are prepared for what ever come your way!

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