Unsheathing Your Sword

Hello Friend, Happy Wednesday.

How are you doing today? Have you sat at the Feet of your Lord today, receiving His Love and Company? Most importantly, are you living out Psalm 46:10? Are the curtains opened and is light pouring into the room?

You can do this, dear friend!! You can do it! If Jesus is your Lord and Savior you have Him to give you the power. Don’t stop, don’t ever stop walking with Him. He has something sweet in mind for you and Him. Sweet. There is joy. Joy in the light, joy in the dark, joy in life…keep walking.

I hope that you have made a schedule of sorts for your everyday living at home. It’s important to have a schedule in order to keep things orderly. God is a God of order. Our minds work better when there is order to our day. It’s hard being at home when you’re not used to it. It’s kind of like a vacation, because if you’re out of the house most days at work, you’re only home all day on weekends, holidays, and vacations. It’s easy to get into the mindset of those things during this pandemic.

Mental issues are worse when there is no schedule. It’s important to make one. God will help you tweak it as you begin to live out what you write down. Order is a good thing, and that God Himself is orderly is proof!

So now you’re waking up with Jesus, allowing light into your soul and your house, and working on having a good schedule. What is next?

How are you speaking to yourself? We have one weapon, the sword of The Spirit, the word of God. God’s living Word, our Lord Jesus, embodies all that we need and is our Helper in time of need. He has given us His Spirit, full of power, and The Spirit has given us a weapon…His word. So we have the Living Word — and the spoken word.

There is power from God in your tongue. Power to dispel hell. Power to make demonic forces run. Now here’s the rub: do you believe this and are you willing to use this power? Or sit in your prison cell?

Speak truth! The enemy cannot read your mind. Only the Triune God can read your mind. You have to speak to the enemy and tell him to leave. Remember that during His temptation, Christ used the word of God to refute the enemy. If Jesus Christ Himself used this, now would it make all the sense in the world for you and I to do the same?

Jesus is your True! Are you satisfied being half-way to healing? Do you want to be healed? Next to focusing on Christ, His every word and direction, your speech is paramount to your healing. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7…so how are you thinking?

Christ says that you are righteous, worthy, and loved. If you’re hearing something else, it is NOT from Him! Christ can not lie to you, lying isn’t Holy – Christ is Holy. If you’re hearing junk about yourself, then use your weapon, friend, and get rid of the enemy. Go all the way with Him, and use the weapon already in your hand. It is important, and important enough for Jesus to use during His temptation. Speak! Speak! Speak!

Here are some good examples to begin with…say these out loud! 

“With God we (I) will gain the victory, and He will trample down our (my) enemies.” Psalm 60:2

“Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves, rests between His Shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12

“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” Ephesians 1:4

“Because of the LORD’s great love, I am not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22

“In repentance and rest is my salvation, in quietness and trust is my strength. Whether I turn to the right or to the left, my ears will hear a voice behind me saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.'” Isaiah 30: 21

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men.” Colossians 3:23

“…Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

“Set your hearts on things above. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1b,2

“Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.” Proverbs 14:26

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Well, that ought to get you started. Sit down with your Bible and ask The Spirit to show you more. Learn to use your Bible to research and find what you need. In God’s word you will find diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and every jewel we don’t know exists. Both Old and New Testaments are full of God’s Glory!

Now go forth today — and SPEAK! God bless your tongue as you go…