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Are You Prepared For Your Toughest Battle?

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Two armies face each other for battle. One army has guns. The other army has tanks and bombs. Which army is going to win?

We are in a battle. We’re facing the army of Satan every day. Satan’s army has all sorts of fire power ; super-natural power we mere humans cannot defend against. 1 Peter 1:24 says, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers falls.”  If we are as fragile as grass and flowers how can we possibly stand up to the forces of Satan?  The answer is in 1 Peter 1:25, “but the Word of the Lord stands forever.”

In Ephesians 6 Paul lists the pieces of the armor God has given us. Then in verse 17 he states the only weapon we need, “Take the helmet of Salvation and THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.”

Satan has no power over the Word of God. We have a mighty sword at our disposal. Nothing Satan throws at us is a match to the Word of the Lord. By giving us the Bible, God has given us the most powerful weapon to use in our battle. Satan has no comeback, no defense against the truth found in Scripture.

However, we must be trained to use this weapon. It won’t do us any good to just have the Bible in our hands. When we go up against Satan we have to know what’s in the Bible. We cannot be ignorant. The Word of God is the ultimate weapon. It is our job to learn how to use it.

How often do you read the Bible?  Have you committed any verses to memory? All of us will be attacked by Satan at many points in our lives. Now is a good time to dig into God’s Word on a regular basis so you are prepared to fight when Satan attacks.

 

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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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