On Weaponry

…Continuing my previous thought:

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. —2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV)

He that has an ear to hear, let him hear.

If your weapon of choice cannot divide asunder soul and spirit, how will you win against a spiritual enemy?

Which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. —1 Corinthians 2:13-15 (NASB)For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. —Romans 8:5-12 (NASB)

For those slow to hear and slow to understand: Spiritual weapons can be used in the material world. Indeed, as the material is but a shadow of the spiritual, only spiritual weapons will have lasting effect in the material world.

For the childish and the mockers: I am not speaking against owning or using firearms. If you believe I am, you cannot discern spiritual things. Repent, and turn to God, and He will give you the mind of Christ.

Shooting at Scarecrows

It seems, in my observation, that many Christian men are starting to wake up to the fact that they are under attack. As they awaken, they realize this attack is everywhere. Their wives and children are rebellious. Their churches encourage and laud the rebellion in their homes, and attack them for their faith, calling them bigots for opposing the new openly lesbian pastor, and heretics for taking their family out of that toxic environment and into a “hateful, backwards, non-accepting church.”

The government teaches their children to disrespect and disobey them, and so do the expensive private Christian schools. It forbids them from buying and selling if they are true to their Christian beliefs. It offers their wives cash and prizes as the temptation to blow up the marriage.

Realizing this, many Christian men are beginning to try to fight back.

They’re taking their shots as they appear.

Wife is rebellious? Fire a shot back. Kid is rebellious? Fire a shot back. Pastor encourages rebellion? Fire a shot. Christian school is teaching the children that be “accepting” of gays is a Christian value? Fire a shot.

Scarecrows and human shields are being riddled with bullets, while the enemy remains untouched and laughing.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. —Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

Remember who the enemy is.

Remember that spiritual battles are fought in the spiritual realm.

If you aren’t viewing your enemy as a spiritual force, and fighting in the spiritual plane, you are seeing only a sliver of what is actually occurring.

When you see an attack, look for the spiritual force behind it.

You are a Christian man. You believe in demons and the devil. Take them seriously. Be prepared to cast them out. This is where the battle lies.