USING THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:17 KJV “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of GOD”:

THE mouth is the main organ in the human body used mainly to apply the sword of the Spirit. The mouth is called in Greek ‘ Stoma’ which is interpreted as, the edge of a weapon. If the word of God is the sword of the Spirit, then our mouth, described in Greek as the edge of a weapon must mainly say God’s word for a victorious life. Your mouth is a weapon to release the weapon of the spirit, the word of God. Failure to use it that way is your own failure and defeat in life.

An example of the right application of the word of God was when David encountered Goliath. (1st Samuel 17) David began by speaking to the people around him that he can go and kill the Giant and take off the reproach from Israel. King Saul heard it, yet David kept declaring that he would go and defeat the giant. Applying the sword means speaking consistently to express absolute confidence in God.

When he met Goliath, Goliath started cursing David by his gods, and David responded by saying I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defiled. He added, this day God will deliver you into mine hands. Every life conflict is a warfare and it is won on the terms of how positive you can use the word of God. David kept speaking and declaring what God will do. He said, all the assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into my hands.

David did not plan to speak that way, but spoke as an overflow of his relationship and faith in God. Take time to build your confidence in God. In every life conflict express that confidence by declaring that God is in control and will make everything turn out to his glory. Never say anything that reveals weakness on the part of God. This dishonours Him and hinders God’s hands from coming through for you. Remember, the battle is the Lord’s and you are a representative for God. At that instant, speak on His behalf so He would do what only He can do. You can’t do that miraculous act, so give God the opportunity by saying He will do it and then act like He is about to do it.

CONFESSION

 GOD’ S word in my mouth is my sword to cut the enemy to size. I speak out the word always declaring God’s power and victory over every life conflict. All situations no matter how difficult it seems always bows to the authority of the word.

FURTHER STUDIES

Jeremiah 1:12 KJV “Then said the LORD unto me, thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it”.

Mark 11:23 KJV” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”.

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