The Sword, Part 3

Hollywood sword fights must not be at all what sword fights were in real life. I believe they were desperate struggles, decided by subtleties in prowess, and the advantage gained through practice and preparation. Such are the battles we engage in each day as knights in the kingdom of God who find our strength in the power of His might (Eph. 6:10).

John describes Jesus’ use of the sword of the Spirit when he writes, “And from His mouth comes a sharp sword” (Rev. 19:15a). He also declares that Jesus’ name is, “The Word of God” (19:13b). Put succinctly, Jesus spoke who He was, and He was what He spoke.

Oh, that you and I might know Jesus, and the word of God, such that this sword would be an extension of our hearts and minds as we engage the battles of this life. And that the living of our lives would be indicative of the truth, as well as the truth concerning our true identities in Christ, which is the belt girded around our waist (Eph. 6:14). If this is the case, then what we say and do will be indicative of who we are as well.

To the Prince of Darkness, the dragon of old, the fallen arch angel, Lucifer, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God, on guard!”