His SWORD … 

   it ultimately pierces;

When a deceptive lie

   implied to hinder. 


Began with a half truth …

   once silenced and cried;

Loudly it sneered,

   seducing with a whisper.


SWORD, it stood to dissect …

   swiftly as it greeted;

Is awesome, extremely able,

   so very able and speaking.


God’s word, and is truth …

   persistent as it sought;

In righteousness enabled,

   to defend as it caught.


Lies, they attempt to creep in …

   end with a halting cringe;

As SWORD leaps and to sing,

   a perfect pierce at first swing.


A crush, a holiness sweep …

   the invasion extinguished the lie;

Frantically, it cried out,

   thrown aside unable to sigh.


Word of Almighty God …

   words redeem to purify;

Boldly, You have spoken, 

   for me to see you glorified.


A spiritual wash …

   a wash that sets the captives free;

This consume is Your discern,

   as life remains eternal, supreme.


Lies surrender, do crumble … 

   and therefore, depart;

Your SWORD digs, and so very deep,

   strips the reaping of hearts.


Sacred words, they do rumble …

   break, dissolve the lies in parts;

When You, the living Word,

   Christ the truth, never departs.


Lies torn down, and do tumble …

   You completely destroyed;

When Christ, you swept in,

   and redeemed my heart core.


Grace knocked, and mercy poured …

   when truth is spoken;

Jesus, opened, my broken-heart door,

   a healing child, now standing unbroken.


Ephesians 6:16-17 (Holy Bible: English Standard Version) … “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  


The Spirit of God makes the word of God effective as we speak it and receive it. The Spirit gives the word of God its penetrating power, a sharp edge to divide and discern truth from that which is false, the lie. Jesus’ use of scripture in his own temptations should prompt us, encourage us … therefore, be our example in our own use of it against Satan (Matthew 4:4,7,10). As a Christ-follower, we have the Spirit of God that dwells within as a constant companion, a reminder of God’s word against Satan and his tactics. Be on guard. When Satan tempts us to disobey God, we have the power to resist and send him away with the WORD of God. Be quick to listen. The Spirit of God will bring the living WORD, His truth to mind. 


Photo: Tomb in Jesus Day ~ Israel by Cheryl Weber



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