The Sword of the Spirit

Let dust collect on metal, but never let it collect on you Bible.

Let dust collect on metal, but never let it collect on you Bible.

We carry a very powerful sword—the Word of God.  It can do so much more than a typical sword, but how many times have we left it untouched, hidden under the laundry collecting dust?

It can do so much more than a sword hammered out of metal, but how many times have we left it untouched—hidden under the laundry collecting dust?

For many years, my sword seemed awkward and cumbersome, and I dreaded dragging it wherever I went.  What was its purpose?  Did reading His Word really do anything extra special?

Satan did a work on me, and I believed him when he said it didn’t.

God’s Word is the only offensive gift that He has given to us to do battle with our enemy.  He didn’t outfit us with multiple weapons because He couldn’t think of anything else to give us; He gave us one weapon because it is all that we need.

When I began to actively open His Word and lift up my sword, what I deemed cumbersome, He revealed freedom.  What I assumed was awkward, He unveiled strength.  When I feared conviction, He enveloped me in love.  Why did I listen to the lies of my enemy?  Why do any of us?  He will say whatever and do whatever to convince us our sword is not needed and it is a pain to carry.  He knows intimately that when we open our Bibles, even a few words will make him flee.  Of course, our enemy will whisper to our tired and weary minds that our weapon is of no consequence.

Ignore him!  Dust off your sword and fight.  It will only take a few seconds to read a sentence or a phrase in God’s Holy Word and this alone will take down your enemy.

When was the last time that you picked up your sword?  Your enemy wants you unproductive, worn out, fearful, and to stay hidden.  Are you letting him win or are you ready to fight?

3 thoughts on “The Sword of the Spirit

  1. Great 👍 but can I tell u if I may not sound rude, God is so benevolent he has no satan with him this is all our perception dear, just because we r in a world of duality we see good and bad, Satan and god but god is god there r no two ways about him, so leave all this crazy stuff which we have been given to understand by our scriptures to fear us and just believe in him who is the kindest and loveable one and only God.

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    1. I am so grateful our God is head over all. He is my faith shield and so much more powerful that our adversary. It’s when I forget to use it that I get into trouble because I am forging ahead with my self-will. I recall the scripture in 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Our faith and trust gives us eyes to see the good and the bad. When I put my faith in myself, that is when I am easily deceived. Thank you for your comment and many blessings to you!!

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