We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wicked spirits in high places. Ephesian 6:12
This war is not like any other, for it is not a war against other humans; it is against the most wicked of the wicked spirits: Satan/Lucifer/old Serpent/great Dragon/the Devil and his fallen angels. We do not use swords, spears, guns, tanks, warplanes, and the like, in this war, for they are useless against Satan. Our weapons include truth, salvation, the word of God, righteousness, faith, and the gospel of peace.
Much of our warfare is in the mind. The sower sows “The Word of God” in the hearts of men, and Satan attacks this Word. If Satan can’t immediately snatch the word away, he tries to keep it from taking deep root in our heart; so that, a person cannot endure affliction or persecution when it comes. If that doesn’t work, he tries distractions to make us unfruitful.
It is Almighty God’s word that returns sight to the spiritually blind. I never cease to be amazed at how blind people are that reject Christ. The eyes of their understanding are closed.Many of these people are very intelligent people, but they do not see or understand basic simple truths.
The Holy Bible says that the fear of YaHVeH is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:7, 9:10 Whoever does not fear Almighty God has not even begun to be wise or have real knowledge. You see, there is no life outside of Christ, and it follows, that the first evidence of wisdom and knowledge in a person’s life is their acceptance of the source of all life. A person who rejects Christ has by choice separated themselves from the source of all life, so how could you consider such a person wise or knowledgeable. A person such as this is not a smart person, regardless of how intelligent they may be.
Stephen Hawking is a perfect example of this. He is brilliant intelligence-wise, and is a physicist and scientist; however, he chooses not to believe in Almighty God. How very sad! A person that possesses so much knowledge about the universe, but denies his own Creator, will be sentenced to eternal damnation, unless he repents of his obstinate rebellion. Worshiping knowledge and science will never result in eternal life.
The words of Almighty God are truth, and it is the truth that makes us free. In embracing truth, we embrace Almighty God and open the floodgates of life into our lives. Read the word, memorize the word, meditate on the word, and do the word. You will be able to see and understand simple truths, that some of the most intelligent men cannot see and understand. How does it feel to be more wise and have more knowledge, than a person with a doctorate in mathematics and physics working in the fields of astronomy and science? Win the battle in your mind, and you will win the war for eternal life.
Romans 8:37 …. We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.