Day 13 Devo - The Sword of the Spirit

Often the quest for holiness in our lives is a bvattle, and it's not long before we realize that we cannnot win it by our own power.  God has gives us spiritual weapons to fight spiritual battles.   For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  (II Corinthian 10:3-4)

Read Ephesians 6:10-18.  Notice the different pieces of defensive armor, and the offensive weapons.

We will be studying more about the defensive pieces of armor in future studies.  Notice that there are only two offensive weapons listed in this entire list:

Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.  And pray in the Spirit . .   (Ephesians 6:17b-18a)

Point to Ponder:

All spiritual battles can be fought and won successfully with the Word of God and prayer!   We have already seen the power of God's Word in many ways in the last two chapters, and we will see the power of prayer in the next two chapters.  Whether we are resisting strong temptation, or actually fighting the forces of the devil himself, God's Word is invincible.  There is no greater power in the world to fight with.  Even the demons of hell flee from the Word of God.  Whatever you may encounter, all you need to know and trust in is God's Word!  Store it up in your heart now.  You never know when you'll need it!