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  • Writer's pictureKay B.

Wage War Well!

I recently recorded a podcast called “Wage War Well – Wielding the Sword of the Spirit.” Every time I try to go to another topic, I end up right back here. I have not been able to move too far from the subject. I believe it's because God wants his people to learn how to wield the Sword of the Spirit or the Word of God. So, I decided to write about it as well. The Apostle Paul tells Timothy in I Timothy 1:18 to wage a good warfare with the prophecies that he received. One version says, “ that by them you may strongly engage in battle”. Wow! We must understand what is being said here. We are to take the prophetic words that we received about our lives and use them like a weapon to engage in battle. Now, some of you reading this may be thinking, “Well, I've never received a prophetic word about my life.” One thing I know for sure is that you have received a lot of promises, guidance, and instructions inside the written word (bible) about your life. So, whether it is a prophetic Rhema word (spoken word) or the Logos word (written word). God has definitely spoken over your life.

Often, we can feel so discouraged and overwhelmed in life that we forget about the Words spoken to us and about us. It's time to take the word of God and use it as a weapon by courageously speaking it out of your mouth, especially when you are feeling discouraged.

We have an adversary that wants nothing more than to stop you from fulfilling your God-given destiny; he wants to stop every prophetic word and written promise about you from coming to pass in your life. Since he can't stop your destiny, he will try to stop YOU by discouraging you to the point of shutting up or giving up. See, the enemy wants you to give up, but he’s also ok with you just shutting up. Why does satan want us to shut up, you ask? Because he knows that it is with your mouth that you wield the Sword of the Spirit, it is with your mouth that you wage a good warfare and engage in battle.

Jesus exemplified for us how to wield the Sword of the Spirit when the devil tempted him in the wilderness.

 Matthew 4:3-11  3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Three times Jesus responded “it is written”! Three times, Jesus responded with the Word! Now, that is how you engage in battle. I want to encourage you to hide the Word in your heart so that when you need to engage in battle, the Word will come out like a mighty Sword.

“And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” Ephesians 6:17

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