The Word Stands Forever (The Sword of the Spirit)

“All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers, and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”   I Peter 1:24-25

Two armies face each other for battle. One army has guns and swords. The other has tanks and bombs. Which army is going to win the battle? The one with the more powerful weapons, of course.

We are in a daily battle. We’re facing the army of Satan. The devil’s army is equipped with all sorts of “fire power”; super-natural power we mere humans cannot defend against. Peter tells us we are all like grass and flowers that wither away. How can we stand up to the forces at Satan’s disposal? Peter gives us the answer, “…but the word of the Lord stands forever.”

That word is our mighty weapon – THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT. All of Satan’s army, weapons, and shear force cannot stand when God speaks. God’s word is a powerful sword in our hands. Nothing the prince of darkness can throw at us is a match to the word of the Lord. By giving us the Bible God has given us His word to use in our spiritual battles. The devil has no comeback, no defense for the truth found in Scripture.

Do you know the Bible well enough to use it against Satan’s attacks? Do you have plenty of memorized verses you can recall to launch at the devil? Is your hand holding THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, ready to fend off the blows of the evil one?

Satan is not immortal. The time is coming when he will be destroyed. Only the word of the Lord stands forever.

APPLICATION:  Daily bring out your Bible. Read it. Be prepared to use this mighty weapon God has provided.

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