Living By THE Word of God
Category : General
Ephesian 6: 17 (KJV)
17 ….and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”― Dwight Lyman Moody
Jesus was so familiar with the Word of God that He was able to select the proper “rhema” in each attack. His wise use of the “rhema” in the “logos” allowed Him to achieve victory over the devil. You will notice that Jesus did not rebuke Satan, He simply used the Word of God as His sword. Three times Jesus was attacked and three times Jesus used the “rhema” to repel the attack of the devil. Each “rhema”, or verse the Lord quoted, not only parried the devil’s thrust, but launched a withering attack that Satan could not endure. When the devil was faced with the truth of the Word of God, he had to abandon his attack and flee. Friends the lesson for us is clear, I think. We need to be so familiar with the armory, the Bible, that we know where all the swords are placed. Then, when the enemy attacks us, we are able to repel his attacks with the Word of God. This will enable us to stand against the assaults of the enemy. The Bible is a defensive weapon, as we just discussed. But, it is also an offensive weapon.
When the Word of God is preached in the power of the Holy Spirit, it transforms lost sinners. It invades their darkness, and drags them into the light. It enters the tomb of their dead condition and breathes life into their spirits.
Mahatma Gandhi pointed out, “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”
The Bible is a book to be read, believed, loved, shared, enjoyed, and trusted. It is the Word of God! We must saturate our lives in its truths and soak in the glories it contains. There is no other book like it in the world. The Bible alone is a spiritual book. The Bible alone is the Word of God.
Have a great and godly day!
“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”― Mahatma Gandhi