God's Sword of Truth - The Word
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
Worldliness and Pride:...JAMES 4:1-10...."From whence come wars and fighting among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust and have not; ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet have not, because ye ask not. ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God? Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."
Consideration for a Brother:...JAMES 4:11-12...."Speak not evil one of another brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; who art thou that judgeth another?"
Unchristian Conduct:...JAMES 4:13-17...."Go to now, ye that say, Today or Tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain; whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and to this or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings; all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
Invisible Foes:...EPHESIANS 6:12...."For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
CONQUEST OVER SPIRITUAL WARFARE BY
God's Word:....EPHESIANS 6:17...."And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
God's Armor:....EPHESIANS 6:10-17
Faith:....I JOHN 5:4,5...."For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
Christ's Promise:....JOHN 16:33...."These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
WE ARE TO BE SOLDIERS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND MUST
Avoid Wordly Entanglements:....2 TIMOTHY 2:4...."No man that wareth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." I COR. 9:25...."And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible."
Pray:....EPHESIANS 6:18...."Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."
Deny Self:....I COR. 9:25-27...."And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beareth the air; but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."
Endure Hardness:.....2 TIMOTHY 2:3,10...."Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."
Be Sober:....I THES. 5:6...."Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober."
Be Watchful:....I COR. 16:13...."Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong."
Wear Armor:....EPHESIANS 6:11...."Put on the armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." ROMANS 13:12...."The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." EPHESIANS 5:11...."And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." II COR. 6:7...."By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left."
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.