“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33
So we are at the final entry of the “Armor Of God” which is the Sword of the Spirit. This is the one item that is probably the most difficult to figure out. In order to use this part of the armor, one must be educated on how to utilize it. You see, how can a person learn how to wield it if they have never been taught how to fence? We may have to spend a little more time to study and learn how to use it, but after we grasp its ability, it becomes more intriguing. Remember, the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. Within in its pages lies a treasure trove of information, wisdom and knowledge. When we open the treasure chest, we recall that knowledge is POWER! John Paul Getty once told his son, “Power is a strange thing. When you get a little of it, you want A LOT of it. When you get a lot of it, you want ALL of it.” When we read God’s Word and find out that all of life’s answers are held in your hand, and the authority we are given, as Christians, your empowerment is overwhelming!
Let me just give you some examples of what I am talking about: If we have questions about things that happen in our life, all we have to do is ask the Lord about it, He will direct us to the right scriptures. Case in point – I could not figure out why so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ had been overcome with sickness and diseases and were passing away. I soon found the answer was written in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32, this surprised me. Another time I was really concerned about the growing reports of mosquitoes coming into the area carrying the West Nile Virus. I told the Lord I knew how to fight demons and people, but how do I fight off insects. In Psalm 91:4-7, the Lord showed me that I didn’t have to, He will take care of that problem. When my husband and I first began in the ministry there was an individual who tried to destroy our good name. When I prayed about it, I was quickly directed to the scripture of Isaiah 54:17, and was comforted by the Holy Spirit. Finally, I was not raised in a loving home, so when I needed a blessing from my father, my heavenly FATHER stepped in through Deuteronomy 28 and gave me a blessing. I could go on and on, but I think you are getting the picture. The Sword of the Spirit is a special piece of the armor, indeed. It pays off to learn how to use it.