1 Timothy 6:11-12 – But thou, O man of God…fight the good fight of faith.
Ephesians 6: 17 – And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
The Word of God Can be used as a Weapon against the devil – The Word of God is a Spiritual Sword for our Recreated Human spirit but if you do not know how to use this Weapon, the devil will get you.
The sword of the Spirit is the last (but not least) piece of the Armor of God that Paul tells us to take up in Ephesians 6: “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)
Put on The Armor of God, that is God’s suit. With the face-plate down, the devil can’t tell if it is God or you inside (Eph 6:13, 17). Suit up. The Love Walk is walking in Faith and forgiveness. If you don’t walk in love, then the devil knows that the person inside The Armor is not God
When you’re up against the wall, don’t start begging God to break through it for you. That’s not the way He works. He’ll give you the plan. He’ll give you the power. And He’ll guarantee the victory. But your hand, not His own, is the instrument He’s going to use to get the job done. You’re going to have to stretch forth your hand by speaking and acting on the Word, even when circumstances are against you.
WHAT IS THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BIBLE: The sword mentioned in Ephesians belongs to the Holy Spirit. Both offensive and defensive in nature, a sword can protect a soldier against the blows of an enemy. Soldiers have to know how to properly wield a sword for maximum effect.
In the same way, we can’t misuse the sword of the Spirit, or we’ll put ourselves in danger on the spiritual battlefield. Whenever using the word of God for the offensive (evangelism efforts) or defensive (apologetic), we need to know everything we can about it.
This sword has the ability to trample any objections to Christianity posed by Satan. A single text can reassure us when the devil assails us with heavy blows.
The Spirit supplies us with this sword through the Word. Like a trainer, he teaches us how to use it properly.
Jesus seemed to say a lot about God’s Word. He used God’s Word as a defense against the devil’s temptations (Matthew 4:1-11). He frequently quoted the Old Testament in His sermons, and that God’s words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35, Matthew 5:18). In other words, they’re immutable, unchanging, and timeless.
God gave me a striking revelation of that over 20 years ago through a vision He gave me in Beaumont, Texas. I was preparing to minister in a service there, spending some time in prayer when suddenly I saw myself standing in the pulpit of the church. Looking up, I saw a dragon–a horrible, ugly thing–poke his head through the front door of the church.
As he came into the church, his body expanded like a balloon, filling the whole room. He was snorting fire and smoke. When, in the vision, he turned it on me, he almost burned my clothes!
As I fell back onto the floor, I saw Jesus standing nearby with a sword in His hand. “Why doesn’t He do something about this?” I thought. “Can’t He see I’m hurting?”
But He didn’t move. He just stood by with a frown on His Face. I could tell He was really put out with me. The Bible says God was not pleased with those who were overthrown in the wilderness (1 Cor. 10:5). And He wasn’t pleased with me either as I lay there on my back in defeat.
Then Jesus held out the sword to me and pointed at the dragon. The look on His Face said, “Get up!”
I reached up to catch hold of the sword, and an instant before I touched it, Jesus turned it loose.
The sword stayed in mid-air of its own accord. I grabbed it and began to pull myself up. Not only did it hold firm, but it began to lift me!
I stood and touched the dragon’s chin with my sword, and it split him from one end to the other. It laid him open right before my eyes. In amazement, I looked down at the sword. “Why haven’t I used this before?” I thought.
Don’t wait for God to slay the dragon in your life. You have the sword of the Spirit, the all-powerful Word of the living God, at your fingertips. Please pick it up and use it today!