Do I Have a Weapon That Works? (9 of 10) by Rick White

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Do I Have a Weapon That Works? (9 of 10)
Stand Your Ground: A Personal Battle Plan for Spiritual Warfare
Rick White/Ed Rowell
Ephesians 6:17b

Introduction: Special Operations Forces

During Operation Desert Storm, the Iraqi war machine was overwhelmed by the Coalition Forces' ability to strike strategic targets with never-seen-before accuracy. Unknown to the Iraqis, the Allied Supreme Command had dropped Special Operations Forces (SOF) deep behind enemy lines. These men provided bombing coordinates for military targets and first-hand reports on the effectiveness of subsequent bombing missions. To avoid unintended targets, pinpoint bombing was often required. A soldier from a SOF unit standing on the ground would request an aircraft high overhead to drop a laser-guided missile. Using a hand- held laser, the soldier would point at the target. The missile would hone in on the soldier's target for the hit.

[Steve Schertzinger in Fresh Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching (Baker), from the editors of Leadership]

I think it would be safe to say that the superiority of our weapons was a major difference in our victory in battle.

Thus far in our series Stand Your Ground we have been looking at the (armor) weapons of our spiritual warfare and discovered that for the most part they have been for defensive purposes. We have already seen how the armor protects our character, commitment, and confidence. Probably some have already wondered, "Do we have an offensive weapon?" And if we do does it work? While defense is certainly important no soldier wages warfare without the aid of a weapon that works.

Ephesians 6:17 (NIV)
17Take... the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

It Is A Spiritual Sword.
2 Corinthians 10:4 through 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish argumen ...

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