June 30, 2015

War Room

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 30, 2015

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Being a history buff—I hope to visit the Churchill War Rooms one day. It was here in an expansive underground bunker Winston Churchill and his Cabinet were protected from the relentless Blitz on Britain. They persevered, planned against and eventually overcame the enemy. So I ask myself, “Boyd, what is your game plan to come against the merciless attacks of your spiritual enemies—the world, the flesh and the devil?” The bunker of my belief in Jesus protects me. In prayer I receive heaven’s orders on how to overcome the enemy. Prayer is my war room.

Paul speaks of spiritual weapons not of this world. Like dynamite destroys hardened objects, so the divine power of Christ demolishes strongholds in our soul. The stronghold of fear is crushed by trust in Christ. The stronghold of lust melts away under the heat of selfless love. The stronghold of greed is abolished by hilarious generosity. Indeed, the power of God within us imprisons lies and converts disobedient thoughts to obedient action. The Holy Spirit already knows the winning strategy for the saved. Yes, the Spirit’s power fills a humble, submitted soul.

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him [Jesus]—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:2).

Our first step in biblical thinking is to take captive thoughts from the culture that are contrary to Christ. When the culture redefines marriage, we take prisoner its propaganda and stand on the scriptural standard for marriage: one man and one woman for life. When society slowly begins to accept a third gender, we lovingly hold to God’s creation of male and female in His image. Disciplined thinking protects us from stinking thinking. To love is to keep our thoughts true to the truth of God. We love well when our thoughts and actions align with obedience to Christ.

The tension to live in the world, but not of the world never goes away, until we get to the next world. Furthermore, prayer is the divine process that protects us from ourselves. When we read God’s Word it renews our mind with right thinking. One effective way to confront lies is to crowd them out of our conscience with truth. A mind full of wisdom has no room for foolishness. Like life-giving water oozes from an oasis, so scripture seeps into a thirsty soul. It refreshes and protects us from a mirage of vain imaginations. Prayer is our righteous war room.

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47).

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may the weapons of my warfare be prayer, truth and trust in You.

Related Readings: Isaiah 2:11-12; Jeremiah 23:29; 1 Corinthians 2:5; 2 Corinthians 6:7

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Comments

  1. Beth Bennett says:

    Thank you for this post…..urging Christians to rise up and spiritually take their rightful authority in prayer. Trusting God to pull down heart issues contrary to His will in my heart and those I pray for.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Beth~
      Thank you so much for taking a few minutes from your busy day to reach out to us about the devotional, “War Room”. I agree with you, this is our “time”, our “wake up call” to, as you clearly put it, “rise up and spiritually take their rightful authority in prayer”.
      We are thankful for you, Beth, and look forward to hearing from you again.
      Blessings,
      Gwynne
      “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

  2. Michael J Moody says:

    The bunkers at 10 Downing St are worth veiwing especially when you learn they were dug in secret to keep the location safe. I toured them while on orders to England, and found the visit enjoyable.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Michael,
      How very interesting! Your personal description after visiting the bunkers makes the devotional “War Room” all the more clear! Your statement that “they were dug in secret to keep the location SAFE” follows right along with Boyd’s comments in the devotional,”They persevered, planned against and eventually overcame the enemy”.
      What a great reminder for us all as we battle the enemy!

      Thank you, Michael, for taking the time to share your visit with us. We look forward to hearing from you again.

      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne
      “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
      Ephesians 6:13

  3. Veleana says:

    Hi,

    I haven’t received a daily since June 30, 2015. Please continue, I enjoy these every day! Be a blessing!

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Veleana,
      Oh my goodness, I am so sorry about that. I am sending you an email with some possible solutions and we will get you “up and running” as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
      Also, to catch up on any Wisdom Hunter’s devotionals you may have missed, please take a look at our website http://www.wisdomhunters.com.
      Again, thank you for your patience. Expect an email from gwynne@wisdomhunters.com with some suggestions.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Blessings,
      Gwynne
      “Be joyful always; pray continually; giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18


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