Did You Forget Your Sword?
Did you forget your sword? Don’t be like the warrior in this photo who is dressed for battle wearing his helmet of salvation, the breast plate of righteousness, a girdle of truth, shoes of peace, and is holding up his shield of faith, but is missing an important part of his armor, his sword.
The Lord gives us an all powerful supernatural weapon called the Sword of the Spirit, or the Word of God. He gives us this sword to defend ourselves in the daily battles of life that rise up against us.
But the Sword of the Spirit cannot help us unless we first pick it up. In other words we need to read the Bible, speak its written words aloud, and do what it says in Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Oftentimes, people cry out to God and ask Him to change the situation for them. But He has given us the responsibility to change the situation, and has given us instructions in His Word how to do so.
For healing Jesus says to lay hands on the sick and if we believe they will be healed. (See Mark 16:18.)
For provision the Word instructs us in Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
The Word teaches us how to have inner peace in Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
The Bible encourages us in James 1:5 that if we lack wisdom to ask God and He will give us the wisdom that we need.
Romans 4:17 teaches us by God’s personal example how to change impossible situations by utilizing the power of the spoken word. “God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;”
These are just a few ways that we defend ourselves with this spiritual weapon. Please, don’t forget to use the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God today.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and, soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.