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Weapons of Mass Destruction (4 of 9)
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Corinthians 10
If you have your Bibles, please turn to 2nd Corinthians chapter 10. I want to speak to you on a subject I've entitled, "Weapons of Mass Destruction."
Now it was about five years ago, a woman came into my office and she was really struggling with life. She was a very beautiful woman. She had looks and she had talent and she had brains, and she's seemingly, from the outside, had everything going for her, but her life was just a mess. And one of the problems as I talked to her and found out about her, she had been sexually abused when she was a child by a family member. Her parents had gone through a separation at a critical time in her life, and she left abandoned by her dad, and she felt anger toward her mother because of the sexual abuse she thought her mother knew about it, which she didn't, but she believed she did and, and didn't do anything about it. And, and so, this girl, with such tremendous potential, such tremendous opportunity, she was living in anger and in bitterness and in insecurity and just living in a pool, so to speak, of acid in her bitterness and in her overall demeanor. It was just horrible.
You know, as I thought about her and as I talked to her, I just thought, You know, one of your biggest problems is you are in a battle. She was a believer. You are in a battle with the enemy and you don't even know you're in a battle. And the devil is eating your lunch because you're not using the weapons that God has given you to fight him, the weapons of our warfare.
Now did you know that when you receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, when you really ask the Lord to come into your heart, you really give your life to Him, He comes in. And when He comes in, He changes things and He gives you spiritual weapons to fight in this spiritual battle, because all of us as believers are in a battle with the enemy. The Scripture says in 1st Peter chapter ...
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