Our Weapons And Enemies
Matt. 13:18-23 mentions our ONLY enemies and exposes ALL their manipulative war strategies. Anything else is a strategic distraction from the war and our enemies.
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God..." 2 Cor 10:4
Our Only Enemies are Satan, Worldliness and The Flesh.
Satan the devil
Beelzebub, the lord of flies or devils Lk 11:15. He is the deceiver of the whole world Rev.12:9; Isa.14:17. ONLY the name of Jesus can put him to flight, and ONLY the word of God quoted by a Holy Ghost baptized child of God can defeat him.
Rev. 12:11; 20:2
Lust of the Flesh
Gal. 5:17-21 enumerates all the sinful works of the flesh. "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:" Rom. 8:13
God commands us to mortify the misdeeds of the flesh. Col. 3:5 It is the ONLY way the spirit man can overcome its constant war against the flesh. Gal. 5:17
The only way to overcome this enemy is to mortify the flesh by fasting.
Matt. 5:3-11 lists all the blessings we are commanded to seek in this world. All goodness and mercy shall follow us. Ps. 23:6.
The love for anything else in this world is worldliness.
Only those who are separated unto God and abide under the prayerful shadow of the Almighty can escape worldly enticements.
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world." 1Jh 2:15
Jesus Christ the Word of God
Jesus is the word. He is ONE. The word has only one meaning. Only the Holy Ghost knows that meaning, and to whom He reveals and teaches. Any other meaning is of the enemy, and leads to deception.
The meaning and revelation of the word given ONLY by the Holy Ghost is our battle sword.
Heb. 4:12, Jh 1
Fruit, juice and soup fasting are for folks concerned with colon cleansing, weight control, etc. Those are totally different practices. Water fasting clearly means: water-only fasting done in secret. The flesh is mortified, and the spirit is quickened and sharpened for spiritual war only by fasting.
Rom. 8:13, Matt. 6:18
Effectual fervent Prayer
There are all kinds of prayers. This kind invokes divine judgment, and kindles the fierce wrath of God. By these we unleash spiritually deadly fire power of unimaginable magnitude upon the enemy, until he flees.
James 4:7; 5:16
Eph. 6:13 commands the church to put on ONLY the whole armor of God. Matt. 4:1-10 clearly highlights the ONLY weapons Jesus used to win. Any other armor or weapon, more or less, is an assurance of our defeat, and an enemy itself.
Our Only Weapons are The Word, Prayer and Fasting.
"... I came not to send peace, but a sword." Matt. 10:34