ONLY THROUGH GOD

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ONLY through GOD

As men and women of the most high God, there are things we just can not do; and one of the main things we can not do is, fight against the war of Sin with our devised strategies!

 I reference the following scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (New Living Translation) 3We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. 4We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

 

Humans have developed and amassed an enormous amount of weaponry, i.e., fighter planes, warships, tanks, rifles, missiles etcetera. Man has devised these and other weapons reeking many casualties, and crippling wounds to many. All of the weaponry man has invented and made has not enabled him to triumph in the battle against Sin. Sin has fortified many strongholds in lives, strongholds have brought about too many casualties, into an eternal place with no rest for their souls. Far too many Believers on various occasions, have tried to attack sin with carnal thinking, which lands them in a zone of defeat.

I have to let you know that it is ONLY through God, we win! An earthly Conqueror and warrior engage in war contingent upon their own strength, skill set, their wisdom which prepares them for entry into battle. However, the Christian cannot do the same, we must enter battle not depending on our mortal skill-set, or a well thought out earthly strategy, as for a man on man battle for the weapons of man are carnal (earthly), the Christians battle is spiritual, therefore, our weaponry must be spiritual. Why, because of the following reference: Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) "12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." You see the Christian can visualize great victory and purpose, but no matter how ingenious or crafty their plans developed, their plans will fail without the input of God.

To pull down the strong holds of those areas in our lives and the entire Christian community globally that are fortified and entrenched against us, and so much so we cannot move forward in God.

If the enemy has their way, there will be a continuing effort to strengthen the strongholds. However, when you look back over the past several thousand years and what seemingly appears to be against all odds, the true Christian still marches forward realizing the warfare continues, and it is only through God, that we are able to pull down the fortified strongholds of sin which have risen against us (Christians)! It’s only through God true Christians can pull the lights out cord on our enemy as the Lord binds the enemy on our behalf. The following are some scriptures to reference:

(*) "weapons of our warfare" Ephesians 6:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:8

(*) "are not carnal" 1 Timothy 1:18

(*) "mighty" or "to"

(*) "through God" 2 Corinthians 13:3,4

(*) "strong holds" Jeremiah 1:10

It’s only through God that whatever the enemy can imagine or reason within themselves via wicked and false philosophy amounting to no more than lies and deceptions against the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as they themselves resist the gospel in their mind and reasoning. Man has forever had an opinion which is believed by him something to be valued and exalted, and this is contingent upon mans pride and lack of Godly understanding. Mans knowledge is opposed to the knowledge of God, a non spiritual man will rely on vain self-confidence. Mans thoughts are wrapped around their own perceived excellency, wherein there’s no need to engage in the safety of gospel or become submissive to a Holy God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

When man works only through God, then can he can destroy and bring into captivity those things that rise up against the knowledge of God, for he has Spiritual Authority with God as the captain in the spiritual war. If you have not read all authority in heaven and in earth has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ, therefore it is in His name the battle is fought and victory is achieved. Recognize this every power, all reasoning’s, judgments, and thoughts of individuals were all purposed to come under the laws of Jesus Christ. All doctrines were even to be in accordance with His will; philosophy should not control them, but they should be subject to the will of God, only through God! All of our plans should be within the will of an almighty God, if we truly desire victory in our lives. There can be plans, but if the plan excludes God, then we have no plan, and we are heading for defeat! The goal must be to demolish the stronghold of the world which are against God, by keeping our purposes and goals subject to the victorious Christ, when it is all said and done in closing, we must remember this: Acts 17:26-31 (NASB) 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.' 29 "Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, (an image formed by the art and thought of man). 30 "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead."ONLY through GOD can we move, live, and have our being!

Scripture for study:

(*) "every high thing" 1 Corinthians 1:19

(*) "thing" Psalms 18:27, Ezekiel 17:24

(*) "captivity" Matthew 11:29,30

(*) "to the obedience" Genesis 8:21, Matthew 15:19, Hebrews 4:12

Remember its ONLY through GOD, be blessed, just something to think about, I pray for you all and solicit your prayers as well, ONLY through GOD

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