VGCO · WRITINGS

THE ARMOUR OF GOD (Part seven) SWORD OF THE SPIRIT


Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM, ROMC

Ephesians 6:17: Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…

Sword of the SpiritIn battle, it’s not the sword that’s effective, but the wielderHebrews 4:12 refers to the Bible as a Sword: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”Knights should be strong in both spirit and body. Ultimately, a knight is victorious in battle through the strength of spirit, not of the flesh. Victory in a sword battle is attained by the one who fights with sheer will and spirit, not by one who has only mastered the mechanical movement of sword fighting. A knight’s spirit is made strong only by God, and by spending time surrendering to God. Real practice is necessary. This means Bible memorization, meditation, and advanced learning.

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