The Sword of the Spirit
26th NOVEMBER 2020
Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. [Ephesians 6:17 TPT]
All the armoury of the Roman soldier was for defence. The sword was the only armoury for attack. All the armoury as we looked at yesterday were held in place by the belt. In the same way, all the armoury of the Christian relies on the Word of God. The sword of the Spirit is the Word (Rhema) of God. Rhema is the spoken Word of God.
The way we use the sword of the spirit is by speaking the Word of God. When Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4), he responded by speaking the Word of God. He won the battle because He used the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.
We cannot fight the devil with our opinions but by speaking the Word of God.
We lose many battles we face because we don’t know the Word and we also fail to speak what the Word says concerning that particular situation. As Christians, our ignorance of what God’s Word says about various situations is why we lose many battles.
God’s Word has an answer to every situation or temptation we face. No matter the attacks of the enemy, we can overcome that attack with a specific Word God gives to us. Instead of speaking fear and failure when we encounter a difficult situation, we must speak what God’s Word says regarding that situation. God’s Word is quick and powerful (Hebrews 4:12).
The Sword will always defeat death, sickness and darkness. That is why we are encouraged to let the Word of God dwell in our hearts richly. The Word of God must abide in our hearts in abundance. Our hearts must be full of the Word, and that is the only guarantee that we can speak the Word when the enemy comes against us.
The devil will not hold back when you cry or beg him. He will only retreat when you use the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. The devil withdraws his attack when we use the sword of the Spirit.
I humbly ask, Lord Jesus, that the eyes of my understanding will be enlightened, that I may walk in the truth, power and light of Your Word. Amen.
Further Reading: Ephesians 1:18, Matthew 4:1–11
Bible In One Year: Exodus [34–37]