Have a Good Weapon – For any fight, whether natural or spiritual, you need to have the correct weapon.
As we see in the scriptures below, our weapons for warfare are not physical (touch, feel, see, hear, taste), they are mighty before God. They are also effective in overthrowing destruction and strongholds. So what weapon is mighty before God? Faith.
2 Corinthians 10:2-4 (AMP) – 2 I entreat you when I do come [to you] that I may not [be driven to such] boldness as I intend to show toward those few who suspect us of acting according to the flesh [on the low level of worldly motives and as if invested with only human powers].
A weapon in the hands of the most skilled fighter is useless unless the fighter uses the weapon
3 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
Use Your Faith – A weapon in the hands of the most skilled fighter is useless unless the fighter uses the weapon. Our faith is only useful to us if we use it. We know that the bible tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God (see Hebrews 11:6). The last person you want to displease in a spiritual fight is God. God has at His disposal, and has made it available to you, angels, powerful words, access to places, people and things that you need to win your fight. The way you access and operate all of these things is through Faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God (see Romans 10:17).
You must know what God’s Word says – To be able to fight anything in the spiritual realm, you have to know the Word of God on the subject. It is not enough to hear what other people know, you have to know for yourself. You do this by developing a reading and understanding plan of God’s Word. You do this especially in times when things are going well. This allows you to read objectively and get an understanding. Soldiers train for war before there is even a threat of one. They become prepared, qualified and positioned before a war ever starts. In some of their lifetime, they may never actually see war, however, they were prepared. You have to be prepared using and knowing God’s Word.
Be Alert and Be Ready – Having faith, learning how to use it and knowing exactly how it works, is of no value to you, if you don’t realize you’re in the middle of a warzone. If you behave as if the enemy or person trying to attack you is a friend or a non threat, then you will simply communicate with them using friendship skills. You will overlook their discrepancies and not see it as a plot to steal, kill and destroy you (see John 10:10). You will make allowances for them and you will not take a stance of protection or fighting back. Many Christians make this mistake, thinking that they are walking in love. Just remember, if you are “walking in love” with your enemy, you are letting them through to hurt someone you love. That’s right. If you don’t stop the enemy at your door, they will enter your house and destroy what you’ve worked your whole life to build. If you have been building your home with God’s help and His guidance, then you are allowing the enemy to come in and destroy the work that God has done in you and through you. The enemy doesn’t want to be friends, he wants you dead. That’s the way we have to see people who are operating in the lie the enemy presents to them. Their acceptance of his lie, should not be your defeat.
Learn to Get Back Up – In any fight, be it war or sport, there are occasions when you will miss the ball, miss the shot or be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s not when you beat yourself up, that’s when you get back up quickly and get in the right position. You start doing what you know is right and you keep fighting. You will win, if you faint not. Do not faint because of fear or lack of stamina to fight the enemy. You have a more powerful source of life. The enemy’s source is full of death, destruction and darkness. Keep that stuff off of you by always working with Truth and Light by Faith.