Pick Up Your Sword

“And the sword of the spirit which is the word of God”
~ Ephesians 6:17

The soul of the Believer is of principal interest to the enemy. He will use thoughts and arguments to distract us from our faith. But we have a weapon that we seldom use but is very powerful, the Sword.

A sword is an unmistakable weapon of offense. No doubt that it can also be used as a tool for defense. This however is no ordinary sword. This sword is made of the Spirit and the Word. In spiritual warfare the battles are fought with words. Words packed and backed up with the Spirit of God. And God’s Word is truth, plain and simple. We can have perfect confidence in the fact that His words are accurate, true and unerring. When followed, they guide us without fail in the paths that we need to walk and will win the battles we need to win. There is no enemy the Word of God, coupled with His Spirit, cannot defeat. And so, armed only with our sword, we step out to fight our enemies head-on. The struggle is real. It is immediate, and it is in front of us. Our future in God’s Kingdom is on the line, and we take up the battle so that we may hold fast to the future He has promised us. We fight knowing the end of the story and stand on one of the many powerful and sure promises in God’s Word tell us:

But he who endures to the end shall be saved. ~Matthew 24:13

What a  powerful and sure promise in God’s Word, it tell us that if we remain dedicated to God and His Word, we will make it to the end, and we will be saved. There is no doubt in this statement. So take up your sword. The battle is ours. 

Meditative Prayer 

Heavenly Father, I now put in each of my hands the Sword of Your Spirit, the Word of God, which I choose to use against all forces of evil. I declare that we defeat the enemy with the Word of God as the Spirit of God leads us according to Revelation 19:11-16. I thank You that You are OUR AUTHORITY, JESUS and THE LORD OF HOSTS, JEHOVAH SABBOATH. I now take the Sword of the Spirit and use the authority that God has ordained me with according to Luke 9:1, for we have been given power and authority over all the devils and demons, to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy according to Luke 10:19 in Your Son Jesus Name, Amen.

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