and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God~Ephesians 6:11-17
As bold soldiers, recrutes in the army of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us go forth with strength and courage, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).
How do we face such an enemy? How are we equipped to face such and enemy?
WITH THE SWORD OF THE LORD - THE WORD OF GOD
Heb 4:12 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.
Our weapon is the Sword - the Word of God.
Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand.
Isa 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword.
The Words of Christ Jesus:
Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Christ Jesus is the WORD
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And when Christ returneth (I just love this):
Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Soldiers, fear not, for we are fully equipped!
Psa 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.