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Sword Of The Spirit

the armor of god

…Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

We praise God for the way he has revealed his plan of redemption and his love  to us through the scriptures. Personally, we are diligent students of the Bible and enjoy learning, studying and meditating on it daily. We encourage you to pursue a deeper and more personal knowledge of the holy scriptures. 

If you’ve felt like this is something you’ve been wanting to do, but have been struggling to get started, consider this another loving push to take that step forward. 

There are many promises in scripture that we can find and use against the lies of the enemy. If we don’t know the promises of God, how can we stand on them? When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, the Devil twisted the scriptures, but Jesus knew how to wield the sword of the Spirit, and his intimate knowledge and understanding of God empowered him to overcome the enemy. 

In your diligent search of the scriptures, it’s always important to be on guard against thinking that the Bible in and of itself can give you eternal life. Rather, the Bible points us to Jesus, who gives us eternal life. Jesus warned the Jewish religious leaders about this by saying, 

You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. John 5:39-40

No one should ever try and apply scripture in a moment just to selfishly get what they want. Believers need to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is to have a true knowledge and understanding of Jesus himself, who is the Word of God, as well as the scriptures. As you grow in knowledge and understanding of Jesus and his words, you will be increasingly ready to overcome the schemes of the enemy by wielding the sword of the Spirit. 

All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17