"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds." 2 Corinthians 10:4
Our weapons are not carnal, or physical, weapons. This is a great comfort to know since Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are not wrestling or fighting against flesh and blood enemies.
Rather, Paul says, we are engaged in mortal combat with evil and powerful, but spiritual, enemies. So our weapons are well-fashioned for the war in which we fight. We are not given infrared scopes for a daylight combat mission; we are given spiritual weapons for a spiritual warfare.
But here is the most encouraging news, fresh from the battlefront — these weapons are powerful and effective. In fact, Paul the apostle testifies that he has seen these spiritual weapons pull down entire strong holds of the enemy. Unlike Saul’s armor which David wisely rejected (it being untried), these are tools of war that have been well tested. And through God they have irresistible force.
Perhaps you think we have been speaking in metaphor thus far. We have not. This is a real battle and these are real weapons. So pick up your Bible, dear believer, and become acquainted with its contents.
God’s Word, when accompanied by God’s Spirit, has the power to win the most important conflicts that are raging in your life right now.
"Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations" Luke 24:47 We are to preach repentance and remission of sins. The two go hand in hand. Both repentance and forgiveness are to be preached only in His name and to be preached among all nations.The Source of Grace In recent weeks I have received communication from several people who expressed their disappointment with God. They claimed God let them down. They thought a loving God would shield them from some difficult situation they had encountered or protect them from deep sorrows through which they were passing. But when a person expresses disappointment in God or anger at God it is evident there is much they do not understand.
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Matthew 6:9).
Our theme for this anniversary month is, “Give Glory to God.” All the messages this month on both the Sunday and daily programs are connected with that theme. In today’s message we are looking at the model prayer. What a blessing that we are invited to address, “our Father.” We are not speaking to one who is indifferent to our situation but to our heavenly Father who loves us.
We are to pray, “Hallowed be thy name.” Our prayer and desire should be for God’s name to be honored. If that is our desire we will avoid praying unacceptable, selfish prayers, and pray that God’s name will be glorified, that His kingdom will be expanded and that his will be done in us as earthen vessels and throughout the earth.All Sermons by Lasserre Bradley, Jr.