Understanding The Term Weapons of Warfare (Part 2)

Continued from the last episode:

1. The Word of Their Mouth

Job 22:28 (NIV)

“What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways” 

The way the King James Version of the Bible puts this quotation: "Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways."

This is saying in effect that with our mouth we can decree a thing and it shall come to pass. It goes on to say that when we have done this, light will shine on our way. This is indicating that when we perceive things not aligning in the way and manner we desire; it is by the words of our mouth that we can correct the anomaly; and as we decree so it shall come to pass. As a matter of fact, the outcome of the decree is light that shines on our way. The presence of light indicates a positive situation, a better situation than the position we found ourselves before. 

On the other hand, if things are going wrong in our lives and we keep mute, that situation will certainly remain unchanged and darkness will continue to loom around us. If there is a consistence situation from the power of darkness that is prevailing in our lives, it is because we have refused to speak to the situation. When we open our mouth to make decrees, certainly there must be changes concerning the situation. At the time God saw darkness hovering over the face of the earth, He spoke out immediately and light appeared to take over the surface of the earth. Notice that as God spoke the result of His speech was light and here the Bible is telling us to decree a thing, with a guarantee that the result of that will be light.

So if we are not speaking we will not see the light, as the Bible says in Matthew: "For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37). This also shows that it is only by the words of our mouth that we can be freed from any situation in our lives. As children of God we have been given the authority to speak out against anything that is against the will of God for us. And God’s Word gives us the assurance of having a better situation in the end.

Matthew 7:7 (NIV) 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

2. The Authority They Have

Philippians 2:10 (NIV) 

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”

Having the right to make decrees and declarations of what we want done, does not mean that we should open our mouths and start saying anything. Our word should be authoritative and it should be powered by the only authority that is given to us to operate with. Any decree that is not powered by the Word of Jesus is like someone building his castle in the air. As Jesus said in book of Matthew, “… all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." (Matthew 28:18). So any decree without this authority is of no effect. If we are saying anything it should be with the authority of Jesus, which is the only authority that is above every other authority here on earth. Belonging to Jesus Christ is the right standing to oppose any power of darkness. The Lordship of Christ over an individual is a strong pillar for standing against evil. Apparently, not having identified oneself with Christ places the individual concerned in a position of powerlessness, with no foundation to stand against the opposing forces of darkness. When God sees as many who have believed in Jesus Christ, God sees them encapsulated in Christ, who they are no longer matter to God. So coming to God in prayer and putting on the image of Jesus means assurance of acceptance to the throne of grace. 

Ephesians 1:20-22 (NIV)

“He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,”

To be continued