So while our sword can be used as a defensive weapon, it makes little sense for us to use our sword to shield our mind, or any part of our body when God has already provided armor for that! Our sword is the word of God and so many use this to simply defend themselves despite already having the Armor of God covering them. Are you getting this? The sword is not meant to be used to defend ourselves it is meant to be used to slash through the darkness of this world, it is meant to be used to attack those principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this world, and it is meant to kill the lies of the devil, yes I said kill, as in put an end to the lies of the devil! Rarely do we realize that our sword, even this word of God, the sword of the Spirit, is powerful and meant to be on the offensive! Attacking the darkness of this world! For this cause God has said, Go ye into the world and preach the Gospel, as we read, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Mark 16:15, 16 Someone might say, O’ how can I go into this world? How can I go into this darkness? I am not called to do this! Friend, wake up! You have a sword at your side, you are completely protected by the suit of armor that God has given you, and you are called to do this, otherwise why should you be given this? Do you have a sword? If you answer yes, then you are called to preach the gospel!
Oh, but of course the devil would tell you this is not true so that you will not be bothered by others that can fend for themselves! Why should we care about those that are burning in their sin? Because Jesus cared for us when we were burning in our sin! We deserved death, yet Jesus saved us and did not give to us what we deserve. Friend we don’t have to wait for a word from the Lord that tells us we can. He has already given this word to us! So go! Our enemy is roaming about seeking whom he may devour while we are sitting in pews or at home at our computer or television doing nothing for the lost! It’s time to Get up and Go!