Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. — Ephesians 6:17
You must have noticed so far that we only have one offensive piece of armor, the sword of the Spirit, or, the Word of the Lord (Rhema) all others are defensive. So in our ongoing battle with evil, the lord commands us to “take the sword of the Spirit.” which is the word of God. It is good to note that just owning a Bible does not mean you have a spiritual sword; the word becomes a sword of the spirit when the written Word is revealed to you in a particular situation.
Hebrews 4:12 describes it this way: “The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Our enemy hates this weapon because he was repelled by the Word of God as he tempted Jesus in the wilderness ( Matthew 4:1-11).
Child of God, the word of God is razor-sharp, and as a sharp, penetrating instrument, it is able to discern and to divide and to distinguish between good and evil, light and darkness, truth and error, wisdom and folly, the spirit and the flesh… The word of God does that. It is also able to deliver you from evil and temptation, heal you from sickness and diseases as well as set you on the path of limitless possibilities. This is not the time to be quiet and take things easy, this is the time to take up your sword.
I Declare: Father, thank you for your Word, which is alive and active, and by which we can battle the forces of evil. We treasure your Word and thank you for the life it brings. Amen.
Ignite Thought: God’s word is a spiritual sword,