"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." -Ephesians 6:17
The word of God is powerful. Just as all scripture is valuable for teaching, it is also mighty for breaking down barriers. This world is broken down, tired, dark, and suffering. God's children are crying out to be freed from sin and despair. His Word, His Spirit carries hope. Nothing is greater to defeat evil than hope, and love. It is VERY important here to note that I really do mean that scripture is one and the same with the Holy Spirit. If you try to pull apart the scripture from the Spirit's wisdom, then you get all kinds of abuses of religion. It is absolutely essential to have Jesus breathing life and the correct meaning to God's words on a page. That is what helps us use His Sword for peace and not for war.
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