- Putting on the Whole Armor of God
- A Belt of Truth
- Breastplate of Righteousness
- Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
- Shield of Faith
- Helmet of Salvation
- Sword of the Spirit - The Word of God
- Prayer and Supplication in the Spirit
- Watching with Perseverance and Supplication for all Saints
- Prepared for the Work of the Lord
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Sword of the Spirit – The Word of God –
“The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (He. 4:12).
Christians are not left without a weapon to cut through what threatens our lives. Scripture rings true that God supplies all our needs (Phil. 4:19)—and in this life we NEED a means of defending ourselves (2 Co. 10:4). A doubled edged sword cleaves the opponent no matter what direction it is thrust—an effective defense when armed with strength, skill and a determination not to flinch or retreat.
The Word of God is a defense that can never be destructed or overcome. It is the Living Word that endures forever (1 Pe. 1:25)! Regardless of godless men and the devil’s attempts, God’s word remains untarnished, fixed, sure and will continue to remain to all generations (2 Pe. 1:19; Ps. 100:5; Is.40:8). “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure” (Ps. 111:7). What God establishes cannot be destructed (Ro. 11:29). His Word preexisted mankind’s creation and is made manifest by the life of Christ—Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh (Jn. 1:1, 14). Christ was before all things and has put all things under His feet (1 Co. 15:27).
God’s Word is a treasure to be hidden within our hearts enabling us not to sin against Him (Ps. 119:11). When God speaks—even the wind and the seas obey Him (Mark 4:35-41). His word does not return void (Is. 55:10). He provides us with benefits and a security of gaining a return when His Word is applied to our lives (1 Ti. 6:17). God cannot lie and must remain true to His promises (Ro. 15:4; Nu. 23:19; Ro. 6:18).
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing t
he heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much find gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward” (Ps. 19: 7-11).