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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Use the Sword of the Spirit

Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

—Ephesians 6:17 (NLT)



Your weapon against the deception of the enemy is the sword of the Spirit—the spoken Word of God. You battle in warfare by agreeing with God’s Truth and speaking it instead of speaking any lie of the enemy. 


What promise has God revealed to you? What image comes into your mind when you believe in your promise? If you want to receive your promise, guard that image with the Truth of the promises of your salvation and allow no thoughts to come against it. When you speak the Truth of what God has promised you—what you have envisioned in your mind and believed in your heart, you speak life to your promise and death to anything the enemy uses to try to destroy it.


“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain,” Jesus said, “‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” (Mark 11:23-24, NLT).


The spoken Word of God is the powerful Truth that defeats the deceit of the enemy. But you have to know His Truth, believe it, and speak it. Speak to your problem—to your illness—to your issue—to your fear, and tell it to go. Tell your mountain what God says is the Truth about your situation. Believe without a doubt in your heart that the thing you say will come to pass. You have to learn to speak to the mountains in your life to see them removed. 

Are you going to walk by what you see or what you believe? Are you going to speak God’s Truth or your own thoughts or what anyone else says? The spoken Truth of God’s Word is how you battle in warfare.


“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” (Hebrews 4:12, NLT). 


The Word cuts sharply and cleanly to the core of any issue in your life and exposes the lies of the enemy and verifies what is God’s Truth. When His Word is believed, it becomes not only God’s Truth but, also, your Truth. When it is spoken, it has the power to kill any lie and bring life to God’s promise (Proverbs18:21).


Speak death to your mountain. Speak life to your mind and body. In the midst of a battle when you are fighting the good fight of faith to receive God’s promise, believe, and speak His Truth. If your battle is against illness, believe what the Word says about your health.


“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 1:2, NKJV). This is God’s Truth. He wants you to prosper in all things and be in health in the same way that your soul prospers. As you believe the Truth of God’s Word, you prosper in it. As you believe, you receive.


If you are fighting against illness, speak “By His stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). “God sent His Word and healed them” (Psalm 107:20). “The Word brings life to those who find them and healing to their whole body (Proverbs 4:22). “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies” (Psalm 103:2-4). 


Speak the Truth of the Word to counter the lies of the enemy. Be full fully convinced that what God has promised He is also able to perform (Romans 4:21).


You have the authority given to you by Christ to defeat the attacks of the enemy. But God doesn’t speak His Truth in you. You exercise the sword of the Spirit. You put on the Word of God. You guard your mind and heart and believe His Truth. You speak it. It is living and breathing and powerful. 


Believe His truth and don’t doubt the authority you have in Him. Refute all the lies of the enemy and the imagery he tries to plant in your mind.  Hold tight to the imagery of God's promise. Speak death to your mountain and life to your promise. 


“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21).


© 2022 Lynn Lacher



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