Monday, January 25, 2010
DAY 159 - A Spiritual Warfare Demands Spiritual Weapons
Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 10
Please read 2 Corinthians 10: 1 – 18 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
Please click the links below to 2 Corinthians 10:
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
Jesus gives us four questions today:
1. Do we know that we are involved in spiritual warfare?
2. Do we know that spiritual warfare requires spiritual weapons?
3. Do you have those spiritual weapons to fight with?
4. Do you know how to exercise those spiritual weapons?
Paul knew well that only spiritual weapons can demolish the Deceiver’s strongholds. He names arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God as strongholds. Do you aware any of those strongholds in your daily life? What about arguments? Have you been in an argumentivc mood against some people?
Are you aware that there are so many things around us being set up against the knowledge of God? Do you have a lifestyle to be more closer to Jesus or are you heading the wrong way? How much time do you spend on working, watching TV, playing games etc? How much time do you spend with Jesus? You can work a lot for Jesus, study a lot about Jesus, but still have no time for an intimate relationship with Jesus.
There are quite a number of spiritual weapons, but let me suggest the most basic one:
1. Real intimate daily devotion
2. Join our 200 days/24 hours prayer campaign (please click the link below to join)
3. Start to try fasting one day a week. A simple and effective way to start is to cut one main meal one day a week.
4. Exercise your spiritual gifts to minister to other people
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be able to use the spiritual weapons to fight daily spiritual warfare. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
St. Brendan’s, Bellingham, WA
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kevin Bond Allen
Deacon: Rev. Pam Schmaling
We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)