Understanding The Term Weapons of Warfare (Part 1)

Weapons of warfare

2Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV)

“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."

From the quotation above it is easy for one to conclude that the war in question is not an ordinary war. The nature of the war is quite different from the way and manner we see in the physical where many nations are rising against one another and using physical weapons of war to fight. Neither is it the kind of fight where we see people raising fist against one another to demonstrate supremacy. The war in question is spiritual in nature. It cannot be perceived physically but its effect and outcome is always noticed physically. 

It is a war between the power of Light and the power of darkness here on earth. Better still it would just be right to refer to it as a war between righteousness and sin; a war between obedience and disobedience. If Adam had obeyed the instruction of God in the Garden of Eden, the act of disobedience would not have come into being again. Hence the fighting of the forces of evil to draw many who are children of light to their colony is always ranging. For this reason, the children of light will always have to contend for their faith so as to withstand opposition, in order to make sure that the righteousness of God prevails on the earth. This is the contention. 

All the actions that the children of the Kingdom should take against the Kingdom of darkness as stated in the quotation above; should be done using the words of their mouths. Since the nature of the fight is spiritual, it implies that the fight is not against flesh and blood. Rather, Paul clearly sheds light on this by drawing our attention to the fact that, "… our struggle (warfare) is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

The next verse however instructs all the children of the Kingdom of Light to put on the full armour of God in readiness for the battle. However, the implication here is that the children of the kingdom of Light should not face the battle with their own armour. Important to also note is the fact that going into this battle without the armour of God will make them vulnerable to the punches of the enemy. Below is a list of the weapons in the warfare of the children of the kingdom of Light.