Taking The Whole Armor of God (Part 6)
Ephesians 6 : 12-18 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle, not against flesh and blood; but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
The Sword of The Spirit, which is The Word of God. Hebrews 4:12 "For The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword; piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Need I say more? That pretty well sums it up, really.
The Word of God is the most powerful weapon one could wield. If God said it, that's all there is to it! His Word does not return void but Will accomplish what and where He sends it.
However, like any powerful weapon, the handler Must know how to use it properly, or risk hurting himself or a fellow soldier. The only way to know how to use this weapon properly is training.
This is where good mentoring comes in to play. A good Pastor, of a caring local body of believers is the best place to get the right training in the practical use of The Word of God. The worst thing that can happen to a new or novice Christian is improper use, leading to self destruction and going astray from the teachings and principals of God's Word.