We all know the meaning of the word weapon- instruments designed or used to inflict bodily harm or damage. If you have not lived through a war, you have heard about them from our history books. You have seen some of the movies. There are all kinds of weapons and war is just one physical type where weaponry is utilized.

The second definition of the word weapon-a means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in conflict or contest. The difference in this definition, is you are protecting yourself or trying to overcome that which is attacking you.

There are many examples of this in our world. Good vs evil is everywhere. It happens. It’s real. It’s God vs the enemy. It’s the kindness of a child vs the bully. It can be as real as the unfairness of life. Why me? Sometimes it’s the war that goes on in our own heads, in our minds, right between our ears. It’s not always between people, but ourselves. We use defense mechanisms (a form of weapon) to resist things that occur or to not get into trouble. Even drugs are a mighty weapon in the fight against disease.

Weapons are necessary. Some are meant to protect. I might add, in my perspective, these weapons are for advantage, and that is to heal.

The Word of God says:  2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

So what are some of them?

2 Corinthians 6:& by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left

The weapon of righteousness (God’s justice and approval) in each of your hands with God’s power.

What does He approve of for you and me? What are some of our weapons?

I love this quote from Graham Cooke: Fruit of the Spirit is a more potent weapon against the enemy than the gifts, because the fruit of the Spirit is who I am inside.

These fruit weapons include, but are not limited to:

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 12:9-10 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection.

Colossians 4:6Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

These weapons will keep me busy, and the more I practice the more I become as God intended. I am changing. I am, through patience and practice becoming more peaceful, more loving, kind words, gentle, and full of joy.

Where there is a will, there is a way! With His help!



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