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Surviving the Times Pt 5: The Sword of the Spirit-I Need a Word
September 1, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Ephesians 6:10-18

Surviving the Times Pt 5: The Sword of the Spirit-I Need a Word

September 1, 2021 / Ephesians 6:10-18

Surviving the Times Pt 5 The Sword of the Spirit

Ephesians 6:17 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

  1. Dealing With The Wicked One
    1. Principalities
    2. Powers
    3. Rulers of Darkness
    4. Spiritual Wickedness in High Places

 

  1. We Have Weapons
    1. Belt of Truth
    2. Breastplate of Righteousness
    3. Shoes Shod with Gospel of Peace
    4. The Shield of Faith
    5. The Helmet of Salvation
    6. The Sword of the Spirit

 

  1. The Uses of the Sword
    1. How is it Used?
      1. A Defensive Weapon (Defends the Soldier)
      2. An Offensive Weapon (Attacks the Enemy)
        1. Use to inflict damage
        2. The words are in your mouth

 

  1. What is it?
    1. It is the Word of God
      1. Its How we are victorious
      2. Its How we move forward
      3. A lot of people know church, but don’t know the word of God

 

  1. How does that flow?
    1. Logos- the written word that’s been recorded, the expression of who God is.
      1. Jesus was the Logos
      2. John 1:1,14
      3. Jesus was the expression of who God is, what He looks like

 

  1. Rhema- A specific statement or utterance from God
    1. When God specifically speaks to you through His word on a particular thing, and that word becomes alive. When you read the word many times but there’s something that jumps out that you’ve never seen before, it became alive. God making the word relevant to your life, application
    2. Have you ever had a Rhema Experience?

 

  1. We have to live our lives not just on the Logos but also the Rhema of Gods Word. God’s word can address every issue in your life (We Need to Hear from God)
  2. Matt 4:4
  3. Luke 2:29
  4. Hebrews 11:3
  5. Sometimes the only thing we have to hold onto is that God said something to you
    1. We can go through dry seasons
    2. Days it seems like God is answering your prayers
    3. Days you don’t feel anything
    4. Just remember God Spoke to You
      1. When the Devil Makes Suggestions
        1. Quote Back This is What the Lord Said to ME
        2. Don’t Care what the Doctor, The People, nor the Circumstance. This is what the Lord has Said
      2. Jesus as Our Example
        1. Matthew 4:1-11
        2. Jesus conquered temptation with the word
          1. 4, 7, 10
          2. You can’t do this by your own strength
          3. You have to quote that word before you decide to move

       

      • The enemy will quote scripture when he is attacking you
        1. 6 (Genesis 3:4-5)
        2. Satan know more word than all of us put together.
        3. He loves to twist and deceive

       

      1. Jesus withstood repeated attacks
        1. 10
        2. The enemy is not going to laydown just because you quoted a verse
        3. The heavier your anointing the more he is going to attack you
      2. So what do we do?
        1. Must Use Your Sword for Specific Attacks of the Enemy
          1. The Enemy Says: | The Word Says:
          2. You are Ugly | I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Psalm 139:14
          3. You are alone | I am with you always, even until the end Matt 28:20
          4. No one loves you | God love me enough to send His son to die John 3:16
          5. You terminally ill  | When this tabernacle dissolves we have another  2 Cor:15-16
          6. Be Selfish, get yours | Give and it shall be given to you Luke 6:38

       

      1. God has an answer for every situation
        1. Anytime God speaks to you through his word, journal it, highlight it, find out the application
          1. This is how we battle and defeat the enemy.
            1. We speak the logos and believe the Rhema
          2. Satan beats us when we don’t have any word to fight back with
          3. Get the word in your heart

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