SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 2 Corinthians 10.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.” –2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Our weapons are to destroy fortresses–demonic strongholds
We are at war. We must clearly identify the enemy and ATTACK his strongholds.
We have the weapons of God, and we must use them rather than the weapons of man. We are to fight differently than the world.
Divine weapons: Prayer, God’s word, Faith, righteous living/integrity, love, humility.
Worldly weapons: intimidation, manipulation, money, politics, deception, guns, etc.
Strongholds to destroy: bitterness, hatred, sexual immorality, homosexuality, pornography, pride, love of money, scientism, intellectual pride, drugs, alcohol, narcissism, ungodly music and entertainment, evolution, false religion, self-righteousness.
Father, thank You for giving me/the church mighty weapons to fight the devil and liberate captives. Forgive me for times I’ve resorted to worldly weapons. Make me highly skilled in using Your weapons and might I destroy demonic strongholds for Your glory. Amen.