by Inspiration Ministries
"No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and you will condemn every tongue that accuses you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD." – Isaiah 54:17 NASB
The arquebus changed history. Invented in Spain in the 15th century, this weapon enabled soldiers to fire at distances of more than 600 feet with deadly impact.
The arquebus had a major impact on warfare. Suddenly, the size of an army was less important than how soldiers were armed. Equipped with weapons like the arquebus, European nations were able to conquer native populations in the Americas and win battles against their European neighbors.
The arquebus symbolizes a major step in military technology. But it also illustrates basic spiritual principles, for we are in a spiritual war and face a ruthless enemy who wants us to cower in fear, feel outnumbered and intimidated, and expect defeat.
This is why we need to act with the authority God has given. Remember His promise that no weapon formed against us will prosper. Remember the words of Jesus, that He gave us “authority over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19). Act in faith, and don’t give in to doubt (Matthew 21:21). “Stand firm in the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 3:8).
But, as Paul warned, we still need to be prepared. “Put on the full armor of God.” Take up the shield of faith and the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). Don’t allow Satan to intimidate you. Use the authority God has given you. Remember, through Jesus you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).
Father, I declare victory in Jesus’ name. I bind the power of Satan over me and my family. In Jesus’ name, amen.