The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (see 2 Cor. 10:4). God has given us mighty weapons to pull down strongholds over our lives, but sometimes we need new technologies for the battle.
The Holy Spirit revealed to me there are spiritual warfare technologies we need to tap into in this new season. This revelation was unlocked to me while I was on an intercessory prayer call.
While Clay Nash, founding apostle of The CityGate in Southaven, Mississippi, was sharing revelation about the new weapons, the Holy Spirit started talking to me about spiritual warfare technologies. That didn’t make much sense to my natural mind as I associate technologies with my computer, my iPhone, or my Kindle e-book reader, but it makes strategic sense after I searched it out.
What Are Spiritual Warfare Technologies?
After I heard these words, I quickly looked up the word “technologies” in Merriam-Webster to try to gain more insight into what Holy Spirit was showing me. The definitions were eye-opening and relevant to all spiritual warriors—and especially those who are not seeing the victories that are assured in Christ’s name.
One definition of technology is “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area” or “a capability given by the practical application of knowledge.” We have the Bible, the Word of God, which itself is the Sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17). Many of us also have prophetic words, words of knowledge, discerning of spirits, or some other prophetic insight that helps us in battle.
We Have The Knowledge
In other words, we may have the knowledge we need. We may have the revelation about what spirits are operating in the heavenlies. And we may see clearly what spirit is attacking our pastor. We may have no doubt about how the enemy is working to hinder God’s will in the earth in a particular situation.
Indeed, often we have knowledge. What’s sometimes lacking is the practical application of that knowledge in the area or God-defying circumstance we’re battling. What we need, then, is practical wisdom. We need spiritual warfare technologies.
Another definition of technology is “a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods or knowledge” or “the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor.”
Let’s break that down from a spiritual angle. When we enter into battle in this new season, we may need to go about things a little differently. A different approach than we have in the past. The methods we’ve always used might not bear the same victorious fruit.
This definition also struck me because one of the other intercessors on the call had a word about specialists—like Special Forces. There are different levels of spiritual warfare. A baby Christian doesn’t have the spiritual warfare technologies to battle at the same heights as a seasoned warrior. God needs specialists in this hour to work as part of spiritual warfare teams. We need to dismantle the enemy’s plans over churches, cities, and regions.
You Are Armed for Battle
The Holy Spirit also showed me that we already possess every weapon we need for battle. But we sometimes don’t know we have them. He showed me that the fruit of the Spirit manifested can be a weapon against the enemy: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control (see Gal. 5:22-23). It drives the devil crazy when you walk in love or remain at peace. It’s one way we submit ourselves to God, resist the devil, and watch him flee (see James 4:7).