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06 Dec

The Millennial Warrior

The Sword of the Spirit


And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:17-18

The sword of the spirit is both an offensive and defensive weapon. The rest of the armor is for protection, “defensive” from the fiery darts of the enemy. Roman soldiers were given rigid training on the proper use of the sword to get maximum protection. I imagine they had to be extremely physically fit and agile to wield the heavy sword.

The sword of the spirit is the word of God spoken with the power of the holy spirit. The sword of the spirit is of divine origin.

If the Word is God, we are using God as our offensive weapon against Satan and his followers.

Even Jesus when confronted and tempted by Satan had to remind him of the written word of God, Luke 4:1-12. He was practicing spiritual warfare. When the enemy came against him he rebutted with the word of God.

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