A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT)
Hello, family. The Sword of the spirit unlike the other parts of the armor of God is an offensive weapon. What is a soldier without his sword? A sitting duck that’s what they are! We will have to go on the attack in this life and we will need a weapon! “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12 NLT) When Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11), He did not just sit there and be attacked, no! He Attacked satan with the word of God! Whatever your temptation or weakness there is scripture for it! Study and meditate on God’s word. Equip yourself to attack and refute the enemy! “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11 Read Matthew 4:1-11! When we have God’s word in us we will be able to attack when we are attacked! Any great swordsmen will tell you that you must be one with your sword. Make God’s word apart of you! Put on the full armor of God!
Much Love & God Bless
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