Take A Hold Of “Rhema” – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 23rd

(Use The Sword Of The Spirit For Attack!)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 6:17 AMPC
“…Take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.”

“Heavenly Father, I pray for protection from Satan today in Jesus’ name,” Amelia whispered in prayer before heading to school.

Her mother overheard her prayer and interjected, “No, Amelia, we don’t pray for protection from Satan; we put him where he belongs—under our feet—with the rhema of God on our lips.”

Confused, Amelia asked for an explanation.
“Let’s study Ephesians chapter 6 when you’re back from school. You’ll learn about wearing God’s armour, and it will become clearer,” her mother assured.

In Ephesians 6:10-18, everything the Apostle Paul listed was a protective part of our armour. The only offensive tool is the sword of the Spirit, which is the “Rhema” of God—the Word of God that’s spoken from your mouth—the out-breathing of the inspired Word of God for the hour and the season.

This is akin to the Apostle John’s description of the Lord in Revelation 1:16: “…out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword….”

We find a similar expression in Revelation 2:16: “…I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.” This doesn’t mean a literal sword protrudes out of His mouth; rather, it refers to the power of the spoken Word of God.

Now, observe the connection between the 17th and the 18th verses of Ephesians 6 in the underlined portion: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

It says while you’re declaring the Word, getting on the offensive against the adversary, pray for all saints!

The emphasis is on combining prayer and the spoken Word. So, declare God’s Word always and pray that God’s people are strengthened and emboldened to continually take their place as agents of change in the nations of the world. Praise God.

Go Deeper
Ephesians 6:10-18; John 6:63

Dear Father, I’m fully equipped and fortified with the whole armour of God, strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Your Word from my lips prevails against adverse circumstances, producing righteousness and salvation, subduing darkness and evil and all manipulations of Satan, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Ephesians 1:1-14, Isaiah 11-12
1 Timothy 6:1-16, Jeremiah 41

Spend time praying passionately for other Christians aside yourself today.

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