No weapon formed against you shall prosper..unless you let it.
Yes. It’s true. The weapons formed against you are worthless. They have no capacity to harm you. It’s a promise.
..Unless you let them..
Did you ever see a place in the Bible where the truth was forced on anyone? Where Jesus strong armed someone into taking hold of the truth? I haven’t seen that. I saw Him again and again present the truth and accompanying freedom, but never forced it on anyone. He was real big on free choice.
So..the TRUTH is, no weapon formed against you will prosper. But, that’s not a truth that you are required to take hold of.
You have a choice.
You can accept the truth and walk it out. Or, you can decide that every weapon formed against you is surely going to overtake and kill you. That you’ll never make it out of the current situation. That God’s not big enough to handle YOUR problem. You can choose to fall down and let the circumstances trample you.
You can effectively throw out the truth of the situation, and instead embrace the lie. You can reject freedom. You can reject safety. You can reject growth.
It’s your choice.
But in rejecting the promise, you also reject the truth. Succumbing to a life filled with deception and lies.
My daughter has been fighting pain in her tailbone after a fall this last winter. She told me, in no uncertain terms, “I will never dance again.” (SheLOVES to Dance to those video game dance things, and is amazing at it.)
I told her, “Don’t say that, you WILL dance. Just determine to do it. Your body will eventually line up with your thoughts.”
She replied something to the effect that she had tried, but it just hurts..so shes not going to do it anymore.
I heard The Lord say as clear as day, as if He were physically sitting right next to me, “She is allowing the weapon formed against her prosper.”
So I shared that word with her. Since then she has refused to “lay down and die,” and has seen a difference. She still has pain at times, but she’s realized it’s not the end of the world, and it goes away. It doesn’t have to effect her joy, or her life.
The devil wanted her incapacitated, hopeless, and depressed. The Lord says, “Pick up your bed and WALK!”
So, what weapons of the enemy are you allowing to prosper in your life today? We all have something. What issue is The Lord asking you to drop at His feet? What area in your life is He telling you, “Pick up your bed and walk”?
If weapons formed against you had to prosper, He wouldn’t have said that they won’t (Isaiah 54:17). If you couldn’t get past infirmities, He never would have said pick up your bed and walk (John 5:8). If He wanted you living in bondage, He never would have come to set you free (Luke 4:18, Galatians 5:1, John 8:36).
You are FREE. You are more than a conqueror. You are not required to continue letting the weapons prosper.
You can change direction.
Don’t wait around for someone else to make the changes for you, or bring the healing.
The healing is already yours.
The freedom is already yours.
The capacity to change is already yours.
The ability to overcome is already yours.
Every promise He ever gave was fulfilled at the cross, you lack for nothing.
He’s given you everything, you’re fully equipped for victory.
This very moment.
Disease, sickness, depression, stress, anxiety, and hopelessness have no place in the mind of the believer. So pick up your spiritual weapons (Ephesians 6:10-17), kick those lies to the curb and walk out in victory! You’re a mighty warrior! Stand tall!
* If you’re interested, here is the link to a great video that goes along with the devo. 🙂