THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Week 9 – 08/03/2015
2nd Corinthians 10:3-5
This Week: Spiritual warfare to some is just as strange as science fiction. They look at the term with suspicion. And yet the Bible speaks with certainty about the reality of spiritual warfare in our lives. All this week on CrossHope, we discuss what the Apostle Paul told the church at Corinth about that warfare in chapter 10 of Second Corinthians, verses 3-5. What he says may surprise you!
Monday – We begin with a true story of a man sharing the pain of knowing that his son was in the Normand invasion of June of 1944. He tells of his prayers for protection of his son in warfare. We transition into the subject of spiritual warfare by talking about the results and fallout of that warfare all around us. What are they in your life?
Tuesday – Sooner or later in life you will realize that the struggle you face in life involves more than just “people or circumstances”. We do live in a spiritual world as well as a physical world. We quote C.S. Lewis who describes the two extremes that people believe about Satan and evil in our world. Both extremes are wrong; yet that warfare is real in our culture. It’s real in your life and mine!
Wednesday – Paul says that “though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.” Being in the world is different from being of the world. We explain the difference. Then he says that the weapons we use are not the weapons of the world. We describe what those special weapons are. You and I need to at least know what they are.
Thursday – We talk about spiritual strongholds in our lives. What is a spiritual stronghold? The answer is in the word itself. A stronghold is anything in life that has strong hold on my mind, spirit or soul. Is there something in your life that in your heart, you know has a strong hold on your life? Most people can think of something. Paul says that we “demolish” strongholds that are counterproductive in our lives.