The Whole Armor of God – Part 5 cont.
“And take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:17
The word of God is a supernatural weapon; it has supernatural powers:
Creative power (God said – Genesis 1:3,6,9, etc.)
The word of God creates faith in you and me. We receive things of God through faith.
God created everything in this universe by the spoken word.
Power to change/transform
He did all the miracles by speaking into those situations- turning water into wine and drying up the fig tree, calming the storm, etc. by His word. (John 2:1-11; Matthew 21:19; Mark 4:35-41)
Power to give life
brought Lazarus to life after three days. (John 11:38-41)
Raised many other dead ones
Power to cleanse – Ephesians 5:26
Power to guide– Psalms 119:11
Power to overcome– 1 John 2:12-14
Power to prosper– Joshua 1:7
Power to heal– Psalms 107:20
Power to refresh our souls– Psalms 119:103
Power to preserve– 1 Peter 1:23-25
Since it is the sword of the Spirit, it should be used by the guidance and authority of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit gives us the guidance to use these weapons effectively. The Holy Spirit knows and searches everything –how, when and where to use these weapons. So those who are totally controlled (filled with) by the Holy Spirit are going to be victorious in this battle. The word of God is given to everyone. But many children of God are being defeated, not knowing the application of the Sword!
It is my prayer that every believer may recognize this powerful weapon and be victorious in their battles.
Pastor Dr. AK George
Ozark Christian Tabernacle