June 2, 2019
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4
I believe that many of us are experiencing limited or no victory because we have not learned to press the battle on through to victory. “But wait a minute, Dr. Rogers, I want the victory.” Do you really?
Then you need to know this: First, God wants you to have the victory. Second, the measuring cup of your victory is in the palm of your hands. That is, you can be as victorious as you want to be. Every day, make Ephesians 6:10-18, which describes the armor of God, a part of your morning routine.
When I played football, I put on a helmet, shoulder pads, knee pads, cleats—no player would go out on the field undressed for the game.
Every day, we need to get dressed spiritually. I’m not going around spiritually naked. I’m going to have on the whole armor of God. I wouldn’t walk into a day undressed, and I’m not going to walk into a day without the armor of God on me and my family: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the Gospel, helmet of the hope of our salvation, shield of faith, and the sword of the Spirit.
God gives us weapons and they work! When the devil came after Jesus in Matthew 4, Jesus defeated him with the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Three times Jesus said, “It is written,” and the devil left Him.
We will only have victory if we use the weapons God has given. The devil has no stronghold we can’t pull down if we do. Don’t try to wield those spiritual weapons in your own strength. The Bible is your sword, but it’s the Sword of the Spirit, not your sword. Take it up, but rely fully on Him.