Use Your Sword Part 2
But the word of the Lord endureth forever. 1 Peter 1:25
God’s Word is…
Sharper than a two-edged sword
Cuts between soul and spirit
Exposes our thoughts and desires
These things can sound scary because God’s Word is meant for spiritual warfare. We are not playing a game, we are in a fight and battle. God’s Word is our weapon. Not a weapon to sit back and defend ourselves but a weapon to stand and fight, to move forward offensively. Submitting to God’s Word brings life and power.
God’s Word brings power to…
Rebuke or correct
Overcome all evil
C.H. Spurgeon said, “To be a Christian is to be a warrior. The good soldier of Jesus Christ must not expect to find ease in this world: it is a battlefield.” He went on to describe the battle, “Difficulties meet us even in standing our ground; for the apostle, two or three times, bids us ‘stand’. In the rush of the fight, men are apt to be carried off their legs. If they keep their footing, they will be victorious.”
Stand on God’s Word your whole armor for battle: belt of truth, gospel boots, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, sword of the Spirit, helmet of salvation.
Stand and be victorious!
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13