KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:17b. Ephesians 6:17 .”….”, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”
Among the armour of God that we are commanded to use, is the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
The word of God is not just a presentation of words but God Himself who is presented to us as words. John 1:1. Hebrews 4:12 reads “The word of God is alive (a living being) and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow.It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”. The word of God as a sword is an offensive weapon to be used to cut the enemy to size or stop him outright
It must come out from the heart through the mouth in faith. In Revelation 19:15, the Bible described a heavenly being called Faithful and True, and out of His mouth went a sharp sword….”. This being is the Lord Revelation 19:13 “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood and His name is called the word of God”.
He is called the word of God and out of His mouth proceeded the word of God, a sharp edge sword”. Every Christian must fill his heart with the word and be ready to speak it forth against the activities of the devil. God’s word is superior to every personality, condition, situation or event. It is a law that over rules every other law . All things came out of the word and so everything is subjected to the word.
The Lord Jesus did not argue with the devil in the wilderness. The Lord repeatedly said, it is written and then quoted the scripture.We must do the same always to stop the enemy.
In heaven no other word, rule or principle abides, only the word of God remains settled (Psalm 119:89). God is forever faithful to honour the word anytime it is spoken Psalm 119:90.
From our key scripture it implies anytime the Christian speaks out the word of God in faith, there is a release of a two edge sword which is the most powerful and the most sharper that any other weapon. There is absolutely nothing it can’t chop down or cut down to size. All that one needs to do is to say the word in faith. Satan and his demons cannot resist a command spoken from the word of God in faith. It is just like God making that declaration.
The word of God is my sword of the Spirit. I feed my heart fully with the word and boldly declare them against the devil and His activities.No conditions prevails over the word word of God.
Matthew 4:4 ” But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”.
2 Corinthians 4:13 ” We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”