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THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD 6 – THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

Ephesians 6:10-17

Ephesians 6:17b

A sword is a thrusting, striking, or cutting weapon with a long blade having one or two cutting edges. It is a weapon of offense, which is used to attack an enemy. The enemy in this case is satan and his host. When the enemy attacks us on any front, we use the other weapons of defence, to block the attack, and we attack him with the word of God.

The sword of the Spirit is the only primarily offensive weapon listed in Ephesians 6:10-17. It is clearly a very important weapon that every soldier of Christ must have. The sword of the Spirit is the word of God. In the spirit realm, battles are not fought with physical weapons but with words. The most potent of all the weapons used in spiritual battles is the word of God. The word of God is a powerful sword in the mouth of a believer. With it, you can defeat any force in any realm. Hebrews 4:12 describes this sword as quick, powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword.

This weapon is available to you for spiritual battles. When you know how to use this weapon, no force can withstand you. This is why you need to know the word of God for yourself and memorise it. Any Christian that does not study the Bible will be powerless in spiritual matters. When the devil tries to attack your health, counter-attack him with (1 Peter 2:24) that says that you were healed by the stripes of Jesus. When he tries to attack your finances, tell him that the Lord will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). If he tries to come against your children, tell him that children are the heritage of the Lord so he should get his hands off God’s property (Psalm 127:3).

The word of God is superior to any other word, so when you present it concerning any case, the devil has no choice but to give in. If you present your own words to the devil in a spiritual battle, he can ignore whatever you have to say. However, he cannot ignore the word of God. Psalm 138:2 says that God exalts His word above His name. Know the word of God and memorise it so that when you are faced with an adverse situation, you will have the weapons to use to conquer the devil.

Don’t suffer in the hands of the devil when you already have in your possession the sword of the Spirit – a weapon that is guaranteed to defeat him at all times.

shalom!
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