Ministry of Giving – Always be Generous
2 Cor. 10:3-5 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, 5 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.
Knock down strongholds of evil and human thinking – We need spiritual thoughts
V5 Casting down arguments & every high thing that keeps people from knowing God.
Mind warfare – The enemy is flooding minds with anything that will keep us out of relationship with God (getting to know God and about God because enemy knows you will fall in love with God if you get to know who He is and what He is like)
A few weeks back I asked the question – Who told you that? God or the enemy?
v5 Bringing every thought (human or evil) into captivity to the obedience of Christ
Col.2:2-15 understand God’s mysterious plan – Christ himself – In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (of God)
We get caught up in human wisdom because they have persuasive words, but if they don’t bring out the nature of Christ in and through us, do not believe them.
Eph. 3:7 By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. (Jesus paid for all sin by dying on the cross and was resurrected to new life after 3 days)
v10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
1 Cor. 2:7 The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (Christ himself)
v8 But the rulers of this world have not understood it (Christ himself)
v9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.
v10 It was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. (not human thinking, but spiritual thinking)
Let us not use human thinking about the Good News. But the mind of Christ. To bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.