Ephesians 6:17: The Sword of the Spirit: Part Two


  • The sword that dispels darkness
  • The sword that answers temptation


‘The word,’ acts 6:4; ‘the implanted word,’ James 1:21; ‘the prophetic word,’ 2 Pet. 1:19; ‘the word of God;’ ‘the word of Christ,’ Col. 3:16; ‘the word of His grace,’ Acts 14:3; ‘the word of truth,’ Ps. 119:43; ‘the word of righteousness,’ Heb. 5:13; ‘fire,’ Jer. 23:29; ‘hammer,’ Jer. 23:29; ‘sweeter than honey,’ Ps. 19:10; ‘lamp,’ Ps. 119:103; ‘meat,’ Heb. 5:14; ‘milk,’ 1 Pet. 2:2; ‘water,’ Eph. 5:25; and ‘sword’ Eph. 6:17. These are just a few descriptions of the word of God, the Sword of the Spirit. The bible is the Swiss army knife of the Christian soldier; it is the universal tool for every situation. It has the measure of every situation from the large to the small. So today we continue looking at the sword of the Spirit we want to continue observing how the sword is used offensively and defensively in large and small skirmishes. Today we will look at the sword as a culture changing force impacting continents and ages, as well as useful in personal self-defence against temptation.