Ephesians 6:17-20 – The Whole Armor: Helmet and Sword Pt. 2

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:17-20 ESV)

It is written. Those words were the swish of the spirit’s sword cutting through the air, as Jesus repelled temptation in Matthew chapter 4, assailing the assailant. The word of God is our great offense and powerful companion. God’s words are not like ours. His spoken words brought the universe into being. With his breath, he breathed life into our lungs and a soul into our bodies. His words are potent and eternally powerful. They accomplish all of his purposes (Isaiah 46:11), and actually make things happen.

You see, when we make promises or talk about our future plans, they are a simple conveying of an idea from one person to another. They do not guarantee that the action we had spoken of will come to pass; in fact many times, we end up declaring, “Oh, those were just empty words.” But God’s words are never empty, and they will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). In essence, when God speaks, things happen because there is power in his voice, and his “ideas” (for lack of a better term). In fact, his “Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14), literally his heart for humanity was embodied, becoming physically tangible. His “Word” for us became a living man, Jesus. God’s word is infinitely powerful, and a weapon that is made readily available to the believer by the Holy Spirit. The whole armor is secured upon us as we make “prayer and supplication”, and when that armor is united with the weapon of the Word, the gates of hell will surely fail against us, the warriors of the faith.

Be confident in God’s word as a powerful weapon, always accomplishing its purpose!