It is written! Overcome the world by the Word!
“They have made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path.” —Psalm 37:31
The Bible talks about spiritual armor but only one piece is an offensive weapon? This armor includes the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, and the helmet of salvation. And then we have the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God our offensive weapon.
A soldier in the first century wouldn’t fight his opponent with a helmet or his sandal, no, he’d deflect blows with his shield, he’d take a hit with his breastplate, and he’d fight back with his sword.
In our spiritual battles, we fight back with an offensive weapon: the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. It means that we remind ourselves of the truth of what God has said and we make application of it.
It's amazing how an entire situation can be transformed by putting things into perspective? The Bible says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to Your word” (Psalm 119:9 NKJV). Meaning, believing what God's word says, receiving what God's word says and then making application of God's word in your life.
For example, the devil might whisper in your ear, “You’re worthless. God doesn’t love you. You've made too many mistakes. No one cares for you. Your enemy wants to ruin your life with a lie.”
But you can reply, That's a lie, because it is written, ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV).”
We respond with the Word of God, our sword of the Spirit. Jesus knew the Scriptures, and we need to know them as well. Let me ask. Are you reading and memorizing God’s Word? Psalm 119 says, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You”. Psalm 37:31 tells us, “They have made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path” (NLT).
Listen Friends, every day we fill our mind with something. I encourage you to fill your mind with God’s Word. And be ready to use it because it will give you the defense you will need in the hour of spiritual attack. You can be an overcomer and you can experience a breakthrough. It's up to you! Make application of God's Word in your life!