“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”
Ephesians 6:17 NKJV
In today’s Grace for Today, God shows us through Ephesians 6 we are to be well dressed, ready for battle, wearing the armor of God.
As I was reading this Scripture God quickened to my spirit what is found in verse 17.
He said we are to take, ”THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.”
Let’s look at several other translations:
Amplified Bible Classic, “the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.”
Gods Word, “the sword that the Spirit supplies.”
He told us earlier in this chapter that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces. This is something we must always remember.
It’s not the seen but the unseen we need to focus on. The spirit behind the activity.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood. Therefore the battle is not fought with physical weapons but weapons of the Spirit.
GOD’S WORD IS POWERFUL, IT’S SUPERNATURAL, IT’S A WEAPON!
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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.”
Hebrews 4:12 KJV
When Jesus was tempted by the devil He said “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:4 KJV
Jesus was quoting what we find in the book of Deuteronomy.
“man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.”
Deuteronomy 8:3 KJV
THE WORD OF GOD IS YOUR WEAPON THAT YOU USE AGAINST THE DEVIL!
The devil hates you because he hates God and he can’t take God out but he will try to take you out.
The devil will attempt to steal from you, kill you and destroy you. That’s his goal.
Take action today against the enemy in any area that he has come to steal, kill and destroy within your life or the lives of your loved ones. Take action today against his activity in the governments of the world or where ever God directs you to release His Word over a situation.
As you take up the Sword of the Spirit, declaring what God has said regarding the situation, you don’t have to physically be there to do battle.
You could be driving in your car or sitting in your living room and doing battle with those evil forces in your neighborhood or on the other side of the world.
God has given you the authority to do just that using the authority of His Word.
Jesus Himself said the words that He spoke are Spirit and life.
“It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.”
John 6:63 AMPC
I like the way the Message Bible phrases it.
“The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit-word, and so it is life-making.”
John 6:63 MSG
His Word is life-giving!
Look what God said to Jeremiah regarding His Word.
“Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”
Jeremiah 1:12 AMPC
“to see that my word is fulfilled.”
Jeremiah 1:12 NIV
Imagine that! He is watching and looking for us to be bold enough to speak and declare His Word. Glory to His Name!
As you declare His Word, God and all of Heaven’s resources are made available and activated to bring to pass that which you have declared from His Word!
SO WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND?
Father we thank You for Your precious Word and for all that You have provided for Your children. We are so blessed!!
Linda and I want to thank you for partnering with this ministry through your prayers and financial gifts as God directs.
We love you and boldly declare Jesus is Lord!
Ron and Linda