The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 4 - A Practical Application) April 26, 2020

from Embracing Affliction - 2 Corinthians· ·

This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 6th of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Over the past three messages in our study of Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians, we have been considering Paul's discussion of spiritual afflictions. The first, and foremost, of these Spiritual Afflictions is the attack upon the Truth of God's Word. In that battle, as Paul reminds the Corinthians, "we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God ..." We began by identifying those weapons, considering prayer and …



This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 6th of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Over the past three messages in our study of Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians, we have been considering Paul's discussion of spiritual afflictions. The first, and foremost, of these Spiritual Afflictions is the attack upon the Truth of God's Word. In that battle, as Paul reminds the Corinthians, "we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God ..." We began by identifying those weapons, considering prayer and fasting, and the Armor of God (Ephesians 6). As we considered the description of the armor, we noted that it revolved around truth - the truth of God's Word, and was infused with power through prayer. Paul continued by revealing four areas in which these weapons of our warfare are supposed to be utilized: For Pulling Down Strongholds; For Casting Down Arguments; For Bringing Every Thought into Captivity to the obedience of Christ; and For Preparing Justice ... being ready to punish all disobedience. In the Spiritual War, Satan's tactic is twofold: 1) attack the message of truth, and 2) attack the messenger of truth. In chapters 10-13, Paul is intertwining a defense of both truth and his apostleship. Today, we want to conclude our study of his exhortation regarding the importance of knowing, and defending, the truth by jumping forward into chapter 11. In chapter 11, Paul presents a practical application to the Corinthians regarding how this spiritual warfare should be pertinent to them. This message was presented on April 26, 2020 by Bob Corbin.