Spiritual Warfare

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.” 2 Corinthians 10:3

Whenever I read the word “war” I can’t help but think of the lyrics, “War, huh, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!” If war is good for nothing, why do so many people war over everything?  

The word “flesh” used in the verse above is often translated “world” and is used as an antonym for the spirit. The world loves to war using human weapons such as arguments, tactics, skill, psychology, philosophy and so on. The problem with using worldly weapons is that they are good for nothing. Why? Because worldly weapons have no real power to change anything.

Martyn Lloyd Jones wrote, “Human willpower alone is not enough. Will power is excellent, and we should always be using it; but it is not enough. A desire to live a good life is not enough. Obviously we should all have that desire, but it will not guarantee success. So let me put it thus: hold on to your principles of morality and ethics, use your willpower to the limit, pay great heed to every noble, uplifting desire that is in you; but realize that these things alone are not enough, that they will never bring you to the desired place. We have to realize that all our best is totally inadequate, that a spiritual battle must be fought in a spiritual manner.”

Join us on Sunday as we open 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 where the apostle Paul is going to teach us how we can best war in the “Spiritual Warfare” we are all in.

Don’t forget that Sunday is Mother’s Day, so God bless you all and hope to see you there!