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    The Sword of the Spirit

    Part 9 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series.   Read Ephesians 6:10-20 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17 (NLT)  To be battle-ready, believers must skillfully use the Sword of the Spirit.  The word of God is the believer’s sole source of offense. This weapon is not a fabled blade wedged in stone but the all-powerful  Sword of the Spirit! Excaliber’s power pales in comparison. The author of Hebrews declares, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint…

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    Helmet of Salvation

    Part 8 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series    Read Ephesian 6:10-20 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17) To be a battle-ready believer, you must protect your thought life with the Helmet of Salvation.  A warrior must protect their head in battle. The mind is the central command of the body. There is not a single action that does not originate – either consciously or unconsciously – from the brain. Of course, this makes sense when dealing with physical combat, but how does this apply to the Christian struggle? The Helmet of Salvation protects the…