You would think that an artist who was named the Gospel Music Association ‘s Dove Award winner for Female Vocalist of the Year four consecutive years and five total would be a household name. Unfortunately, Natalie Grant hasn’t received the attention that she deserves. Nonetheless, one of Natalie’s most powerful songs is My Weapon.
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, 5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 6 Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete, 2 Corinthians 10:4-6.
In the age of Cancel Culture, Natalie isn’t singing about physical weapons like a gun. Rather, Natalie points to the armor of God, using prayer as a weapon to fight back against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. When I listened to My Weapon for the first time, I was reminded of the apostle Paul’s words in the passage above. May you learn from Paul to become armed with spiritual weapons.
by Jay Mankus