The Key to Using Our Weapons
Yesterday I watched bits and pieces of the movie, “Thor”. If you don’t know the storyline of the movie it goes something like this…Young, attractive, strong, yet hot-headed heir to the throne is banished from his world for his rebellion against his father the king. This man, Thor, has a hammer which is “way cool”. It is an incredible weapon. However, Thor loses his weapon as he falls to earth. The king pronounces that the hammer should once again be possessed by someone who is worthy of its power. Thor falls to earth and is like a regular human being, meets a girl and….but the relevant part of the story is that near the end Thor is willing to give his life for the lives of his friends and other human beings. After being struck by this evil giant thing, Thor is dead or almost dead. Then the hammer comes flying into the scene, Thor grabs it, is transformed back into the “god” Thor and saves the day.
Today I was reading in 2 Corinthians chapter 10 about spiritual war. Paul writes this in verse 3: 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, We are in a battle each and every day. We are being attacked by Satan and we war against our own flesh…but are we using the right weapons to win the struggles? We have been given every weapon we need to win each and every battle. We have the sword of the Spirit. We have the shield of faith. We have the breastplate of righteousness…but do we use those weapons, or like Thor’s hammer, do our spiritual weapons lie dormant because we are not “worthy” of using them?
The key to Thor getting back his hammer was humility; humility which ultimately led him to lay down his life for his friends…hmmm, that sounds familiar doesn’t it? Jesus said that greater love has no man than this but to lay down his life for his friends. Jesus, Himself, was willing to die that we might live. When we are no longer focused on our own agenda and our own objectives; when we lay down our pride and self-satisfaction and come to Jesus with humility and worship, then we will be able to wield the weapons of our warfare and we will be more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.
The key to using our weapons is humility and sacrifice. Take a lesson from Thor…better, take a lesson from Jesus and let’s get into the battle and win!