So far we’ve learned that to F-I-G-H-T the spiritual fight we need to first and foremost have faith in Jesus Christ, accompanied by intentional prayer.
Our next weapon of choice is God’s living word.
Without a doubt, the Bible is the most significant piece of literature in the history of the world. No other book has faced more persecution, hatred or love than the Bible.
With an estimated 6 billion copies printed globally, it has been supernaturally preserved over the centuries. Time and time again archeology has proven the Bible to be one hundred percent accurate through the finding of entire civilizations, temples and accounts of historical figures. The wealth of information supporting the truth of the Bible is astounding.
Yet it’s not just a book. It is the very living, breathing word of God.
According to Hebrews 4:12, “The word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
It is God’s sword in our hands and in our heart that prepares and equips us for God’s good purpose. It equips us to fight the spiritual fight.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
It is so powerful, in fact, that Jesus himself spoke God’s living word during his spiritual fight against Satan in Matthew 4 and won the victory with the words, “it is written.”
So if history proves it to be true and reliable, God uses it to equip us for every good work and Jesus quoted it during his spiritual fight, then why don’t we know it?
To neglect God’s living word is equivalent to going into battle without a weapon. Only a fool would do that.
The bottom line is that if you want to win, you must know God’s living word.
Check in soon for the “H” in F-I-G-H-T,
Zachary Elliott is the lead pastor at Fusion Christian Church located in Temecula. He can be contacted at (951) 676-8511. For more information, visit www.myfusionchurch.com.