The Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, says once believers are still in this world, there will always be a war to fight, for life in itself is a battle.
He said this during his sermon on Sunday, December 18, 2022, referencing John 16:33; 1 Timothy 1:18; and 1 Timothy 6:12.
Pastor Taiwo noted that believers must know who they are and what they have to win the war that always occurs in their minds because the mind is the battlefield (Proverbs 23:7). He emphasized that a Christian should therefore guard their heart since the mind is the battlefield (Proverbs 4:23).
The preacher added that believers need the Word of God to win the battle of life. He did, however, warn them that to win the war, they must not be entangled in the affairs of life, and he backed this up with scripture from 2 Timothy 2:4.
The clergyman further added that the weapons of a Christian’s warfare are not physical but spiritual for victorious action (2 Corinthians 10:4), and these weapons can be found in Ephesians 6:13–18.
He summarised the whole arsenal as the Word of God, which is the primary entity of every weapon. The weapon’s purpose is to destroy strongholds, thereby revealing the enemy’s tactics.
Pastor Taiwo used Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness as an example, saying He was able to win His war, which also occurred in His mind through the Word of God.
He said Jesus, being the Word Himself, used the Word; hence, all Christians should follow suit (Matthew 4:1–11).
Quoting Psalms 1:1–4, he said, “Meditating daily on the word of God is the secret to success.”
He, therefore, encouraged Christians to confess the Word of God over every situation rather than what the situation dictates to them and that they should take charge of their thoughts and actions, just as David did in Psalm 103, taking control of his soul and making it bless the Lord.