“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 Corinthians 10:3-5.
The power of God destroys strongholds. The power of God is Jesus and Him Crucified; the Gospel of Jesus. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ” 1 Corinthians 1:18. If the Gospel of Jesus could be imitated or duplicated through the efforts of man, the Cross of Christ would not have been necessary. It is the supernatural transformation that makes us a new creation in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).
The power of God casts down arguments and everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Any theories, reasonings and methods fall and are demolished against the preaching of the crucified and risen Christ Jesus. The Gospel of Jesus is an offense to the proud and rebellious heart. The Gospel of Jesus and Him Crucified reveals the true condition of the heart and exposes self righteousness and false doctrines. Any other doctrines are spiritual adultery. We turn to Jesus to be our Saviour then we turn elsewhere to “remain” saved.
Deceit deceives the deceived. That is the reason it is called deceit. Our pride is what keeps us in the bondage of deceit. My words may seem bold but it is with a humble heart that they are spoken. It is with love for my brothers and sisters in Christ that I cry out. It has absolutely nothing to do with “me” or my opinion but everything to do with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus and the convicting of the Holy Spirit that saves souls. It is the job of the Holy Spirit to fill the church pews with the Gospel of Jesus Christ being preached, not a church transitional team. It has nothing to do with any single church in particular but “the” church in general. To be quite frank, it is the religious leaders who crucified our Lord Jesus. To this day, there remains religious leaders who are still crucifying Him again or walking on His Blood by exalting their word above His Word.
The Lord is raising a remnant. A remnant of worshippers who worship Him where they are instead of where He will take them. A remnant of children whose faith remains in what Jesus did on the Cross and not what they do. A remnant of people who are jealous for His Work and not their own. The Lord has unveiled the eyes of this remnant to see the deceit of the enemy and keeps them focused on Jesus and Him Crucified. This remnant will sound the alarm when they see their brothers and sisters faith being misappropriated. This remnant will be chosen purely by grace and not by their works (Romans 11:5-6).
“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” Ezekiel 33:6.
The Power of God is in the Cross of Jesus Christ. The power of God is what saves the souls of the lost. Trust only in the power of God. Be determined to know nothing but Christ and Him Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2). Lead all thoughts into captivity that exalts itself above the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Souls are at stake. – Donna Warren