The wonderful thing about the Word of God is that, when you understand the world as the Bible sees it, you are looking at life the way it really is. 2 Corinthians 10: 4 ” for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds. “ I do not know anything more valuable than that. That is why it is so important that we understand the scriptures, that we refresh our minds with them all the time, for, in this constant bombardment with illusion and error that we face every day, it is easy to drift back into thinking the way everybody around us think. Romans 12: 2 ” Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God. “ Unless we are finding our minds renewed by the spirit and refreshed by the reminder of what life is really like, and what it is we are really up against, we will find ourselves acting just like everybody else. 1 Thessalonians 5: 15 – 19 “….Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you… ”
So, the first and greatest weapon of all is truth: truth as it is in Jesus – The knowledge of Christ; for it is growing into him, from whom souls receive all their grace and increase of it, for he is the Head of influence to supply them, as well as the Head of eminence to protect them, and now preaching of the Gospel or the sincere speaking of the truth IN LOVE, is the instrumental means of such growth. Ephesians 4: 15 “but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ. “ Do not be mislead please! we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, the powers, the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.