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

EPISODE 493 – THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT 6

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Thursday 30th, May 2024
 

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT 6



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

Ephesians 6:17 (KJV)



Of all the armor pieces mentioned, it takes a lot of skill and mastery for a soldier to use the machaira (the sword or sharp-razor dagger).

Before the introduction of the Chinese fire-spurting lances (around the 9th century, which later led to the invention of the hand cannon in the 15th century and then the matchlock guns), one of the most lethal weapons for close combat was the machaira or a sword.

From antiquity, all through to the medieval era, there were different kinds of swords which were invented. Some of these swords were believed to possess ancient powers or supernatural forces and the swordsmen who wielded them were considered legendary.

Right from the First World War, the usage of swords declined drastically. It became a ceremonial weapon. Most people born in the 20th and 21st centuries don’t know the prestige of being known as a skillful swordsman.

This is the point, a few weeks or months of training at a military camp, will turn lower-class soldiers into a capable gunner. But that is different from becoming a highly skilled swordsman or archer. To become one who wields a sword, required lifelong devotion.

To become an exceptional swordsman in battle requires absolute dedication to training.

You cannot become one who effectively wields the sword of the Spirit, without a consistent daily devotion with the Spirit and the word.

The sword of the Spirit is crafted from the Holy Spirit and not with a metal.

As I mentioned, the word of God is used as a sword when you speak them forth. The speaking forth of the word is not only when you quote verses of scriptures.

It must be scriptures, spoken by the spirit of revelation, understanding, spiritual conviction, consciousness and confidence of faith.

Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63).

When you are saturated by the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of the word, you don’t merely quote the scriptures, you speak them forth as life.

It takes intentional devotion to the Holy Spirit and the study of the scriptures to skillfully wield the word of God.

When you are trained to wield the word skillfully, you will know what to say in the face of opposition or adversity.

An evil day may come, but you can withstand all pressures, evil schemes and the wiles of the devil when you have submitted yourself to the training of the word.

This is why the adversary doesn’t launch attacks on you until he succeeds in moving you away from reading the word. In effect, the adversary begins his attacks by making you feel too busy to commune with the Holy Spirit and takes your attention away from meditating on the scriptures.

The adversary will subtly work to move you far away from Bible study meetings, Church meetings, special word conferences, sound teachers of the word etc.

These things the adversary prevents you from, are the things which will make you skillful to wield the word of God.

Though Jesus was the word of God made flesh, He also gave Himself to the studying of the scriptures. (Luke 2:47).

You don’t submit to the training of the word just to win arguments; the training of the word builds you up for victorious living.

Be committed to a lifelong devotion to the Spirit-word.

Selah

DIG DEEPER
( 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Samuel 17:41-51; Isaiah 49:2; Hebrews 4:12; Deuteronomy 33:29)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will develop the discipline and diligence to be committed to a lifelong devotion to the study, meditation and training of the Word and the communion of the Holy Spirit.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Psalm 31 – 35
 
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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To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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Andrews kofi Sarpong
Andrews kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

Thank you sweet Jesus.
I was blessed so much by today’s machaira. I learnt that the adversary will always try in all its power anything that will distract us from achieving the goal of giving yourself to the word

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

…l have a consistent daily devotion with the Spirit and the word to become one who effectively wields the sword of the Spirit.

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
Reply to  Francis
1 month ago

Oh in the name of Jesus!

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I submit to the training of the WORD..
It’s my lifelong commitment.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I submit to lifelong training of the Word which includes Bible study meetings, Church meetings, special word conferences, sound teachers of the word etc..
Thank you Lord JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

What a blessing this episode is!!

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

I give myself to the study of the Word and I don’t just quote scriptures but I speak with the spirit of revelation ,understanding, spiritual conviction, consciousness and confidence of faith in the name of Jesus .

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

I am a swordsman with the difference because I pay attention to what builds my potential in me. I don’t trivialize my training

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

The word is a sword in my mouth I conquer whatever comes my way

Seth osei
Seth osei
1 month ago

I am committed to the long life devotion of the Word

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
Reply to  Seth osei
1 month ago

I remain committed

Seth osei
Seth osei
1 month ago

Thank you Jesus. The Sword of the Sprirt builds me up for a Victorious life..

Seth osei
Seth osei
1 month ago

Ohhh I develop the spirit to study,meditate the word and commune with the Holy spirit

Seth osei
Seth osei
1 month ago

I wage war with the word of Gid given to me. Oh Thank you Jesus.. Glorreyyyyy. Soo refreshing words..

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

In the name of Jesus Christ, I develop the discipline and diligence to be committed to a lifelong devotion to the study, meditation and training of the Word and the communion of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

It takes intentional devotion to the Holy Spirit and the study of the scriptures to skillfully wield the word of God.

I’m intentional to the Holy Spirit and the study of the scriptures

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I speak forth the word at all times

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
Reply to  Sandra
1 month ago

Glory to God

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

Glorreeyy…….

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

I have the right word for every season and circumstance of my life.

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
1 month ago

It takes devotion and constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit to wield the sword of the Spirit.
I give myself to constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit as I receive training daily to wield my machaira.
I am committed to a lifelong devotion to the Spirit-word.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I speak forth the word always and at all times!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I am always saturated by the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of the word.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I intentionally devote myself to the Holy Spirit and to the study of the scriptures to skillfully wield the word of God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I always know the right words to speak in the face of opposition or adversity.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I submit myself to the training of the word.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I’m committed to a lifelong devotion to the Spirit-word.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 month ago

Another rich episode is here. My victory is assured as I submit my heart and mind to a life-long devotion of the Spirit- word.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
1 month ago

Glory to God.
I patiently develop the skill of a master swordsman

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I have a consistent daily devotion with the Spirit and the word

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