What is your Warship?
An interesting question. What is your warship? Let’s first define what a warship is. It’s a vessel/large boat that caries weapons, missiles, guns that is used for battle to defeat/cripple the enemy. When used in battle, it can do some serious damage. Our government has used it very effectively.
When we hear about human disasters such as innocent kids/teachers being gunned down and killed for the sake of some kind of sick sport, what do we do? Or when we hear about terrorist activity in other nations against innocent people what do we do? What warship can we use? A boat with missiles and guns is probably not going to be very effective. Political decisions tend not to be very effective either. Most of us are frustrated because we don’t know what to do to stop this kind of evil. Refer to the passage that Paul writes in Ephesians 6:12
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Paul states here that are fight is not against flesh and blood but an enemy that we cannot see. Most of us have seen or are familiar with “Star Wars” where there was the force (good side) and the dark side (bad). Luke had to use the force to defeat the dark side. When Paul refers to spiritual forces in the heavenly realms, he is referring to the devil and his demons. This is the dark side. Now God has his angels which are the force (good side) that battles these demons.
How can we get the Angelic to defeat the Demons? Paul tells us about we need to put on our armor here in Ephesians 6:13
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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
There’s a lot here that Paul talks about. I want to talk about some of the key pieces. One being the Shield of Faith. Paul writes we can extinguish ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one. One of the most important things he mentions is the word of God which is the sword we use to attack the enemy. It’s funny that as humans we want to get our guns, missiles, bows, arrows, knives, whatever physical weapons we can grab to defeat the evil we hear about. In some cases we need these but Paul says using the word of God to attack the enemy in many cases is more effective than physical weapons. The great thing about using the word of God is you can fight/defeat wherever the enemy is from wherever you are. God’s word is powerful. It’s like sending a missile at will at any time. The word of God becomes the Warship.
Another key ingredient to battling an enemy we cannot see is to use praise and worship to God. Worship is like an undergarment of praise that can be included as part of the armor that Paul refers to. When we worship, Gods Angels become strong to defeat the enemy. When Paul and his companions were in chains in prison, they decided to worship God by singing and praising. The chains eventually broke making all the men free. There are many references in the bible that during a battle, a group were praising while others were fighting.
It’s interesting on how the words Warship and Worship differ by one letter but both are used to defeat an enemy in battle.
What is your Warship?