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 Shooting Blanks - Rest as a Weapon

By Dewey Compton

February, 2019 blog

Have you ever considered the possibility that our adversaries are shooting blanks when they attack us? What if when we believe their lie, we re-arm the lie making it a damaging weapon? But Jesus “disarmed” the enemy. 

(“Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his! Colossians 2:15 TPT”)

I asked the Holy Spirit about this one day. Obviously, the enemy is doing damage on the Earth. How could he be disarmed? Then this thought came to my mind: “He is shooting blanks.” 

Immediately I was taken back in my memory to an experience I had while spending a week with the US Marines in San Diego, CA. We were standing by a tank listening to a weapons specialist tell us about his job. The entire time, he was tossing a tank round up in the air and catching it. Then it bounced across the tank landing next to another teacher. Gasps! “This weapon is not armed. It only becomes armed when it gets shot out of the barrel of the tank. The centrifugal force arms it on its way to the target.” 

Let’s consider the next time the enemy shoots an arrow of fear at us, we choose trust instead! Or a grenade of doubt is thrown in our mind and we choose confidence instead!

Better yet, what if when we rest in what Jesus did, that becomes our weapon against the enemy? Is there a lie you have re-armed that Jesus has disarmed? When you feel under fire, remember, they are blanks. Look at Jesus instead.


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