Understanding The Term Weapons of Warfare (Part 3)

Continued from the last episode

1.      The Name of Jesus
Whatever decree that we have to make should be sealed up with the right seal in order for it to be effective in combating the opposite force. The only seal given to us to tidy-up all our decrees and prayers is the name of Jesus Christ.

John 14:13 (NIV)
“And I will do WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

The name of Jesus Christ is the only name that is given for the children of the kingdom to use in making request and decrees. No other name is acceptable in heaven. This is because; it is the cleanest name under and above the sun. The name of Jesus is not polluted or corrupted. It is stainless, and for this reason it is qualified to seal our prayers and decrees. While He walked the face of this earth, Jesus sanctified Himself in order to sanctify us as well.

John 17:19 (NIV)

For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”
This implies that when we declare or make our decrees standing before God, God approves or grants our decree or prayer because of the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus remains the only name that is very pure to be used for prayers. It is preposterous that many people are using the blood of Jesus to tidy-up their prayers and decrees. This is a wrong application. 

2.     The Belt of Truth

Ephesians 6:14a (NIV)

“Stand firm then, with THE BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist.”
We have to note that the Kingdom the children of God belong to is the Kingdom of truth. Therefore any citizen of this Kingdom must align himself with the attributes of the Kingdom. While we fight the Kingdom of darkness we must epitomize this quality in our lives and when we do so it will prove that we are really the citizens of this Kingdom. If our claim of being the representatives of Jesus Christ is genuine, we must be truthful because that is His nature as He rightly quipped: I am the way and THE TRUTH and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"(John 14:6)

Jesus is the truth. The implication of this is that for us to fight the Kingdom of darkness we must buckle ourselves with the truth. Such an attitude of being truthful will strengthen us spiritually by providing us the stamina required to withstand any push from the power of darkness. And if we must stand firm we must be ready to do what Jesus did. We must make truth our buckler. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” (1John 2:6)

3.     The Breastplate of Righteousness

Ephesians 6:14b (NIV)

Again we are in the Kingdom of rectitude, a kingdom where sin is not allowed, a kingdom that is known for its limpidness. So, all the children of the Kingdom of Light must possess the attribute of righteousness to clearly identify them with the kingdom to which they belong. This is only achieved by believing in Jesus Christ in whom they are made God’s righteousness.

1Corinthians 1:30 (NIV)

“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”

2Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

In this case the children are made righteous by their faith in the finished work of Christ. If one has not believed in Jesus Christ the righteousness of Christ has not been imputed to his life. What this means is that such a person has no right to contend in the battle because if he does his defeat will be imminent.