Monday, July 16, 2018

The Sword of the Spirit

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Eph 6:13-18 (KJV)

The sword of the Spirit (the word of God) is both an offensive and defensive weapon.

12 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. Heb 4:12

Many books are written about the Book, but only the Bible stands as the infallible inerrant inspired word of God. Hear what the Bible says about itself:

105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path. Ps 119:105

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee. Ps 119:11

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Rom 10:17

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:16–17

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21