Dear Daughter of Almighty God


Ephesians 6:17 (ESV)

17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,


Historical background

The Roman sword was crafted in iron.  Blacksmiths hardened the iron by coating the red-hot sword blade with coal dust, thus forming a hard carbon coating on the blade.

The sword was used to protect and to attack.  The soldier used the shield and sword together; they pushed the shield forward then attacked with the sword.

Biblical parallels

We use the Word of God as our sword to fight of satan and his attacks.  We need to read the Word of God daily so we are prepared and ready.  The Word of God sends satan running.  As Gods Word gets inside you it will help you grow in God and fight the things that are wrong in your life.

Without the sword the soldier would not be of much use. Without the Word of God we cannot fight the devil off. The Word of God also helps us to make changes in our lives, if we do not read the word how will we know how to live? How will we know the promises of God, how will we know who God is? The sword cuts both ways, one way for the enemy and the other way for removing what is not right in us. If you are in a battle you need your sword.

The Word of God has the answer.

Your loving sister Amanda

Hebrews 11


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