“Weapons Of Our Warfare” By Kirk Hunt
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 Corinthians 10:3–4 NKJV
From his jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. confronted the clergy who criticized his leadership during the Birmingham Campaign. King’s fostering of tension and even crisis did not involve violence or threats. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,” ought to be the strategy of activists the world over.
In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Dr. King declared the strategy of the Birmingham Campaign: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” The marchers did not carry bombs. Not one of the young teenagers facing fire hoses or attack dogs raised a gun.
God’s people have powerful weapons at our disposal: Scripture, prayer, fasting, personal sacrifice. We can change the culture. We can build the Kingdom of God. To do so, we must wield Godly (spiritual) not mundane weapons.
Too often, we try to use the mundane weapons of carnal men: media buys, political power, legal proceedings. Too often we avoid touching the hurting, comforting the distressed, confronting the wicked. God’s Church cannot change the culture comfortably or from a distance.
To change the culture, God’s people will have to deploy spiritual weapons. The scars of Apostle Paul’s beatings, stonings and whippings gave him the gravitas and credentials. When he spoke to the hardened men of the Praetorian Guard they listened and believed.
If you are truly a man or woman of God, you can have an impact. You have access to the spiritual weapons of God. Are willing to wield them as His faithful soldier?
Think: Our struggle to change the culture requires that we use spiritual weapons.
Pray: “Lord, help me to build Your Kingdom Your way.”
Copyright © January 2018, Kirk Hunt
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