Ephesians 6:17b (KJV)
…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
This is much more than just armor or protection. This is a CRUCIAL weapon in our battle.
We MUST know the Word.
Let’s take a look at our example…Jesus…the One Who walked before us to show us the way by example…
- When Jesus was tempted by the devil in Matthew 4:1-10, He defeated the enemy and overcame with the Word.
- When Jesus was tempted by the Jewish leaders in Matthew 16, He fought back with the Word.
- When Jesus was tempted by Peter in Matthew 16:23, He remembered His position and authority…which comes from His knowledge of the Word.
We must also not only quote the Word, but we must use the Word and the knowledge we gain from it to gain victory in this very real battle.
When the enemy comes knocking on the doorway of our minds, we must fight back with Scripture…OUT LOUD. We must verbally put the little worm in His place.
When the enemy tempts us with fear, doubt, and low self esteem, we must remember what God’s Word says about us.
We must KNOW who and Who’s we are. The only way to know this is to know the Word. And the ONLY way to know the Word is to STUDY the Word.
If you think you are too busy…then you need to take your schedule to the Lord. Because I can GUARANTEE you that anything and I mean anything in your life that exalts itself above the knowledge of God (activities, job, children, friends, etc.) is NOT His Will for you. If you have no time for a relationship with your God, and getting to know His character through His Word…then you are too busy and your priorities are NOT lined up with His Will for your life.
Get your Sword of the Spirit…LEARN it and USE it!
Daddy God, forgive me for the times that I have put You to the side. Forgive me for the times that I have put my needs, my desires, and my will before You. Forgive me for neglecting You and my relationship with You. Thank You for loving me beyond myself. Thank You for never giving up on me. Thank You for Your Word. Help me to learn all that I can about You and how to fight the enemy. Help me to get my priorities lined up with YOUR Will. Thank You. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved
Agreed. My Dad always spoke about the armor of God and sword of the spirit. Wish more people dedicated themselves to their faith, and truly believed.