Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Sword of the Spirit, The word of God

EPISODE 492 – THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT 5

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Wednesday 29th, May 2024
 

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT 5



“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” 

Ephesians 6:17 (KJV)



As I have already explained to you, thoughts and words are crucial items in spiritual warfare.

Even the thoughts that run through your mind and the words you speak will always affect your living.

The kind of thoughts you entertain will shape your words, and your words will define your world.

When the adversary wants to attack your world, he exposes your mind to wrong thoughts. If he wants you to live defeated, he invades your mind with thoughts of weakness, failure, doubt, and negativity.

This is why you must become intentional with the meditation of the word of God.

You are not like a tree planted by the rivers of water simply because you are born again. It is not that automatic.
You can only be like a tree planted by the rivers of water when you make the word of God your delight and meditation (Psalm 1:1-3)

You cannot wage good warfare when you are not full of the word of God.

Imagine a soldier going to war without a sword.

How is he going to have an offensive advantage?

And the Word of God in your mouth is the Sword of the Spirit. Until you are full of the Word in all situations, you will not be sharp enough to address every opposing thought.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16)

The greatest deceptive strategy of the adversary against you (as a believer in Christ) is to attack your thoughts by casting shadows on your mind, using the scriptures.

He cast shadows by misquoting or misrepresenting the true meaning of the word.

 He mainly attacks your identity in Christ.

That was how he attacked Adam and Eve in Eden. He attacked their identity.

“Of course we may eat it,” the woman told him. “It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not to eat. God says we mustn’t eat it or even touch it, or we will die.” 

That’s a lie!” the serpent hissed. “You’ll not die! God knows very well that the instant you eat it you will become like him, for your eyes will be opened—you will be able to distinguish good from evil.” Genesis 3:3-4 (TLB)

Meanwhile, God made man in His image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:26).

Again, after the Father had declared these words during the baptism of Jesus “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!” (Matthew 3:17)

The devil came to tempt Jesus saying, “ If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” (Matthew 4:3)

Do you see it?

He came attacking what the voice said concerning Jesus.

The moment he used the phrase “If you are the Son of God”, he is subtly creating uncertainty in the mind of Jesus.

He now wants Jesus to think he is not yet the son of God but will only become by doing what he tells him to do. And if Jesus had done what the adversary was deceptively asking for, he might have lived in doubt of who He is and be ruled by the thoughts of the devil.

Beloved do not be ignorant of the devices of the enemy.

The adversary will always attack what God says about you!

Jesus knew the devil’s devices and deployed the word of God.

“But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

Did the devil stop there?

Not at all. He kept using various means in an attempt to make Jesus act contrary to his reality. Yet, Jesus consistently addressed the situation with the word, till He finally and sternly cast the devil out using the word as a weapon. Jesus didn’t just quote the scripture, He had to use it as a weapon.

This time Jesus didn’t just say it is written, He said:

“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ (Matthew 4:10)

This was similar to what David did when he confronted Goliath.

Beloved, what is the challenge confronting you? Take hold of the word of God concerning that situation and use the word as a weapon to enforce your victory.

Get hold of the word, be full of the word of God, that you may be ready in all season; with your mouth full of the right words to be used to wage war.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(1 Samuel 17:41-51; Isaiah 49:2; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16; 2:16; 19:15; Deuteronomy 33:29)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will grow in the revelation of the Word, to know how to rightly use the word in the relevant situation.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Psalm 26 – 30
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am full of the word.
 
– I am established in the certainty of my identity in Christ.
 
– I speak forth the word of God at all times.
 
– I have the right word for every season and circumstance of my life.
 
– I wage war with the word of God given to me.
 
Thank you Lord Jesus!

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Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I entertain the right thoughts
My mind is saturated with the light of the word , therefore I speak light

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Linda Teye
1 month ago

Prevailing Mentality!!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

Out of my mouth comes forth words that ediffies and gives life to men

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Linda Teye
1 month ago

Oh glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy!!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

The word of God is my meditation and delight

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Linda Teye
1 month ago

Sweeter than Honey.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I am full of the word of God

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Linda Teye
1 month ago

I’m full of the WORD of GOD!!

Emmanuel Nanor
Reply to  Linda Teye
1 month ago

Gloreeey

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

The deceptive schemes of the enemy will not prevail because I am holding firmly GOD’S WORD.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I am empowered with GRACE to know how to rightly use the word in the any given situation or challenge.
Hallelujah!!

Emmanuel Nanor
Reply to  Francis
1 month ago

In the new of Jesus

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I live in the certainty of the word of God

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I talk GOD’S WORD daily..
I dispense Life in all Situations..
I dispense Life in men.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I maintain absolute confidence in the word of God

Emmanuel Nanor
Reply to  Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Amen!

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I was born by the WORD..
I respond to the WORD..
I Act the WORD..
I live by the WORD..
Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy!!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Until you are full of the Word in all situations, you will not be sharp enough to address every opposing thought.

You cannot wage good warfare when you are not full of the word of God.

Eiiiiii

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
Reply to  Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I am seasoned with the word of God

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Thank you Lord JESUS!!!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Thank You Lord Jesus
For Machaira with Apostle Bennie

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Imagine a soldier going to war without a sword…..

Lydia serwah
Lydia serwah
1 month ago

I wage war with the word of God given to me.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Lydia serwah
1 month ago

I wage war

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Oh thank you sweet Jesus.
I use the word right in every situation. I am not ignorant of the schemes of the adversary. Since the adversary’s greatest tool is deception, I learnt that to wage good warfare we need the Word. It is the word of God that I would be able to wage good spiritual warfare.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

From 1st Samuel 17, I really enjoyed and was inspired by David. In as much as Goliath was rude, David never lost His composure. His eyes were fixed on the goal. He overcome the adversary by faith through God’s word.

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I make the word of God my delight and meditation.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Sandra
1 month ago

Oh boi !!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Kabashakababa!!
I am a sharp edge in the hand if my Lord.
From Revelations 1 verse 16, I learnt that the word of God is in the hand of our Lord and it is with it He uses to fight battles.
I fight my battles with the word if God in my heart

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

When I am filled with the word, oh my, what can mere men do to me??

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Oh thank you sweet Jesus. Your word is my standard. I see in your lens.
Thank you sweet Jesus

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Thy Word is the lamp onto my feet and the light unto my path

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I use the word of God as a weapon to enforce my victory

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Sandra
1 month ago

Thank you sweet Jesus

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I speak forth the word of God at all times

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Sandra
1 month ago

Heyaaaa

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

From the daily bible reading, I learnt that as we put our trust in the Lord, He delivers us and as we wait upon Him, we see His mighty arm.
I learnt that although they may be struggles, fears, temptations among other challenges, the Lord is our light and our salvation. We should not fear. It is high time we put our trust in the Almighty God for He cares about us. He never leaves the righteous forsaken.
All my life, I will dwell in the house of the Lord

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Oh what a meal

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
1 month ago

Glory to God.
I live according to the very Word that comes from God’s mouth..
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
Reply to  Diana Aline
1 month ago

I meditate and delight in the Word of God.
The word is the strength of my life.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Diana Aline
1 month ago

Glorreeeyyy

Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Oh lord I am a blessed man! I hod unto God’s word at all times gloreeeeeeeeyyyyyyy

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

For I speak forth spirits and life

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Thank you sweet Jesus.
Psalm 27 did something amazing to my Spirit.
It talks about God using His word to wrought mighty signs and wonders like letting the deer give birth.
It is no wonder that the word produces and we shout gloreey!!!!

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Heyaaa

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

You indeed turn my mourning into dancing

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

What a God we serve!!

Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

I Meditate on God’s word
I give my mind to the word of God which is the sword of the spirit,a weapon for warfare.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

Kaish

Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

I study the word
I Meditate on the word
My heart and mind is saturated with the word of God

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago

In the name of Jesus

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
1 month ago

I won’t allow the devil attack what God says about me. I use the word on my mouth to fight

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Daniel F. Agbosu
1 month ago

I use the word on my mouth to fight

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

The kind of thoughts you entertain will shape your words, and your words will define your world.
Oh glory to God

Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
Nkrumah Charles sarkodienkrumah@gmail.com
1 month ago

I don’t entertain the deceptive thoughts of the adversary.
In the name of Jesus!

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles

In the name of Jesus

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Thank You Jesus, I grow in the revelation of the Word, to know how to rightly use the word in every situation.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Glory to God

Dorcas
Dorcas
1 month ago

Thank you Sweet Holy Spirit
I wage war with the word of God
I don’t keep mute anymore.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Dorcas
1 month ago

I don’t keep mute

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

I give myself continually to the trainings of the word of God

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
Reply to  Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Heyaaaa

Edward Atiase
Edward Atiase
1 month ago

Thank you Apostle Bennie. I allow my thoughts to be ruled by the Word and i declare the word as I meditate.
Glory!

Pascal Ayedzi
1 month ago

I have the right words to utter concerning every situation by the revelation of the word in my spirit.

Thank you Jesus for giving me the best gift ever. THE WORD IS ALIVE IN MY SPIRIT

Samuel Larbi
Samuel Larbi
1 month ago

Gloreeyy
In the dig deeper scriptures from 1 Samuel 17:44 when Goliath spoke to David to come to him…David didn’t burst into anger and approached Goliath,he praticed patience and there he call on God.

Samuel Larbi
Samuel Larbi
1 month ago

We shouldn’t tackle life with emotions
Life is tackled and injured with goodness when we speak and call upon God

SIMON
SIMON
1 month ago

thank you, Lord Jesus

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

I entertain the right thought. I don’t give myself to the deceptive thought of the adversary.

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

Out of my mouth proceeds the word of God.

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
1 month ago

Thank you Lord Jesus

Edith
Edith
1 month ago

I am full of the Word of God
Thank you Lord

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 month ago

This is absolutely true. The thought of man influences his words and which in turn influences his world. It’s like a cascade initiated by the adversary against the saints. If he gets you to think defeat, weakness, doubts and failure, the cascade continues which soon becomes a reality.
But thanks be to God, I take the sword of the Spirit which is the word. I will not keep mute. I will talk the rhema of God concerning every life challenge to enforce my victory.

Glory to God!

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 month ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
I consistently address every situation with the word of God. I don’t stop speaking. I don’t stop meditating.

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

We don’t just have to know the word off head but it must be imprinted in our spirit so when the challenge comes up the spirit that searches all things ye the deep things will make the available to be vocalized

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