The Missing Link in YOUR Spiritual Warfare

If you never correct yourself, your correction of others becomes useless. Its not about you vs them, its about GOD Himself.

When you also correct yourself, GOD Himself makes your words more powerful.

People focus so much on tearing down strongholds but they don’t focus on verse 6, the “other half,” the “missing half” of spiritual warfare. Fulfilling your own obedience.

2 Corinthians 10

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 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;

6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

God can’t fully revenge disobedience until your obedience is fulfilled. The same zeal you have for correcting others, use it on yourself. It will make your warfare more effective. Separate the precious from the vile, then you will really be like God’s mouth (Jeremiah 15:19). If Jeremiah had to adjust his vocabulary, who are we to say we can never improve the way we deliver God’s message? You don’t have to back down from the message at all, just purify it. Then God will make sure He does the rest, and He will win His battles for you.

Jeremiah 15
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.
20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

The apostle Paul was great at this. There are many scriptures in the Bible where you see Paul saying (paraphrased) “This is what the Lord is saying, and this part is just my opinion…” If only we could understand Paul at the same level Paul understood the Word of God!

God could trust Paul with greater revelation because He knew that Paul could discern rightly between his voice and Gods voice. Paul honored the Lord by doing this. Paul was careful never to attribute his opinion or his excitement as the infallible word of God.

Moses was a great prophet, but he failed to get into the promised land because he let his anger distort God (Read Numbers 20). God told him to speak to the rock. The rock represented Christ. The rock had already been struck once. Instead of speaking to the rock, Moses struck it again, twice.

Elijah was a great prophet, but he let his emotions distort Gods viewpoint and it affected his ability to act on Gods word. Elijah had to give over his responsibility to a prophet with double portion AND a king, just to complete what Elijah was supposed to do by himself (Read 1 Kings 17). This one paragraph could be an entire book of understanding.

Saints of today, we need to make sure we are humble enough to fulfill our obedience, and purify our words. Purity and Consistency instead of hypocrisy and posturing will make us more powerful.

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