God has given us a number of powerful spiritual weapons with which to fight and establish the victory he so completely won over satan through the cross and the resurrection.
- The Covenant Word
- The Blood of Jesus
- The Name of Jesus
- A New Nature
We have spoken of the new nature that we received through Christ in previous sessions. It is this new nature that allows us to now live for Him instead of for ourselves; to truly follow Him and lay down our life in love for others. It is from this Christ-like heart that intercession for others will flow:
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:13 NKJV)
Intercession flows from the compassionate heart of God, and we are one spirit with Him when we enter into this kind of prayer.
Revelation tells us:
“And they overcame him (satan and the powers of darkness) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Rev 12:11 NKJV)
Our lives have been laid down with Christ. We have chosen not to love our lives, but rather to lose them and gain new life in Christ. This puts us in a very powerful position spiritually. The person we once were, under the dominion of satan, no longer lives. We have died and been raised to a new life. The covenant connection to darkness has been severed, and our citizenship and loyalty is now to a new Kingdom (Col 1:13). Coupled with a life lived in practical holiness, it is from this place of spiritual authority in Christ that we now exercise powerful spiritual weapons to dislodge the enemy in our own lives and in the lives of others:
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Cor 10:3-5 NKJV)