This sword is called “The Sword of The Spirit” which is the word of God! This sword is sharp and powerful, as we read, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two – edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of souls and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
There is absolutely nothing that can prevail against us when we suit up with the Whole Armor of God! With this sword we are definitely on the attack and not willing to be the weak and slothful anymore! Furthermore it makes little sense for us to use our sword as merely a defensive tool when already God has provided Armor that cannot be penetrated by anything! So how can we have a sword in our hands and consider ourselves under attack! If we have all that God has given to us and lay it down failing to use it properly for fear of offending shall our God hear us when we call?
Of course He will save us when we cry out to Him, but in saving us do we think that he will not train us to defend ourselves, to put on this Armor the right way, and to stand against all enemies of His kingdom? God will save us and train us for battle, he doesn’t save us and then remove us from any future battles!
Our sword is the word of God and so many will hold up the word of God to defend themselves only and then still wonder why they are losing! We are losing ground because we fade away from the fight! We are losing ground to the devil because we are not trained to attack the lies with God’s truth!