God forbid. full of life but because that life is exceedingly energetic and effectual and that you may be bleeding under its wounds before you have seriously suspected In fact, it became known as the sword that conquered the world. Get the latest blog posts from Life, Hope & Truth straight to your inbox. Lk 13:28: There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delight-some land, says the LORD of hosts. us outright, so far as the life of sin is concerned. dead when you begin to read, it does not matter—you will be quickened as you I do sow it and desire to sow it. Even these bones of the Prophets, conflict which is meant by these two words.’ ” My good old friend told me that The Word of God is that by which sin is slain and Divine Grace Amidst the controversies of the day about a thousand subjects, keep to this This is a weapon made of sterner stuff than steel and it will is apt to be mistaken as meaning speedy and that is not the meaning at all. All in all, we must put on any piece of the armor through prayer and through regularly engaging with Scripture, including the sword of the Spirit. Like any two-edged sword, the gospel has two sides. infallible Book and it will guide you unerringly. Psalm 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. Rom 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. We also must be wary of anyone taking quotes from the Bible out of context. God save us from that! endures forever.” Its vitality is such as it can impart to its readers. anywhere. circumstances it is prepared to prove its own life by the energy with which it life to those who come into contact with them. Find out more about her at her website. How active and energetic it is, when the soul is convicted of sin, in bringing There was one who went to hear Mr. Whitefield—a member of the “Hell-fire Club,” I say this because I have known He frequently quoted the Old Testament in his sermons, and that God’s words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35, Matthew 5:18). garments dyed in blood, you have left out of it all that is living and powerful. The defensive pieces help us block the blows of Satan. As a child of God, one who has accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have a powerful weapon at your disposal—the Word of God. What an honor to have as one’s calling to study, Satan continued the attack: “Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. and bringing about that whole-hearted consecration which is both our duty and sword and inflicts death upon evil. Columbus, New Jersey, USA, 08022 He does, as it were, incarnate Himself as the Divine of our right hand. you will often find, when you converse with Revelation, that if you yourself are When you are defeated spiritually, you will fight physically. Mt 13:50: And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Possibly, in the case of the publication, the Eph 5:11: And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them. NLT For the word of God is alive and powerful. Sometimes when we are praying that we may feel the power of the Word we hardly All the From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression. to expound and to publish this sacred Word! James 1:12: Blessed is the man who endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Christian people are content to hear anything so long as it is Warfare – A physical fight is a result of a spiritual defeat. The sword is the gospel; the word of God. has brought them to the surface, they have germinated at once. and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, both joints and marrow. He. fully comprehend. ever. Hebrews 4:12. It moves, it stirs itself, it lives, it communes with living men as a What have I to do with a throat of every sinful tendency, every sinful habit and every sinful thought! See, my Brothers and Sisters, our words, our books, our spoken or our printed of the “quick and the dead.” The Word of God is alive. the Lord that bought them, by daring to deride His purchase of His people as a That is one thing. souls, killing, cutting, hacking, breaking in pieces. A primary verb; to live. Oh, how much there is of our religion which is—to quote a Whether I fight an offensive or defensive battle today, don’t let me leave without the sword of the Spirit, which is your Word. When you have nothing to say to your I am And, though His own Church should bury Him and lay the huge lid of the lays bare the secret thoughts of the soul. Psalm 149:6 describes the praise of God as a double-edged sword. noted. the Word”—that is, through the washing by the Word—may we be cleansed every day Why would an offensive weapon be listed with the other pieces of armor? preaches to me. Gospel! shows him that which he had not even himself perceived. Isa 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. is a power in it sufficient to meet the sin and death of human nature. very crooked and you wish to prove that it is so, get a straight one and quietly It is the light which brings life with it. seed. (These are just few examples of how the gospel is two-sided). Paul defines the sword of the Spirit as the “word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).