Sword of the day for _________________
Wow I haven't updated sword of the day for over a year now. One excuse is the fact that I forget this page on my blogspot. another excuse is I'm busy, and another excuse is...... and the list could go on and on.
Well on this day, September 8, 2012 I'm back to update this page. Recently when something very hard hit my family I told my granddaughter we needed to trust in God's promises. Being only 11 she isn't familiar with a lot of God's promises yet but her grandma is so here I am to practice what I preached to her. That being, to trust in the promises of God. So here is my updated promise to draw against Satan and fight this battle he has placed before me to fight.
Psalm 71:14,16 But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God.
In the first part of this chapter in Psalms the author talked about his enemy and how everyone was after him. After saying all that his conclusion statement was, "But I will hope continually." He wasn't going to give up and neither am I nor my family. Satan would love to see us give up hope and I won't do it.
As for me and my household we will praise God yet more and more coming in the strength that God provides us to fight the war of life. We may win or lose a battle here and there but we will win the war overall if we stick with God so draw your swords and strike out against Satan's crap he tries to pull and continue in your hope in God.
Praise you Lord, Praise you that we have you on our side. That you are not one of our enemies but ones of our friends willing to help in all we allow you to help in.
August 23, 2011
With fiery darts in flight everywhere from Satan I run to my Bible for my defense. Quickly reaching in I draw out the sword to use against my enemy that says, “Though a good man falls he shall not be utterly cast down for the Lord upholds him with His hand,” Psalm 37:24. Waving that in Satan’s face I stand by God’s promise that though I may fall I will not be utterly cast down for God is holding me with His hand. The knowledge of this gives me strength and stability knowing I have God on my side. I may stub my toe, or run into a brick wall once in awhile but I will NOT be utterly cast down. I have the God factor on my side and that is something I will be more than happy to stand by.
Introduction to Sword of the Day....
All through out the Bible are promises made by God. They are ones that have or will eventually come true. They are the fighting tools we need to stand up against Satan to fight our way to victory in Christ.
Such as the promise in Psalm 2:12b "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." That is a promise to us that those who put their trust in God will be blessed. We need to claim that promise, believe in it, and use it to fight against those moments in our lives when we are feeling not so "blessed."
During the time of my cancer diagnosis the last thing I felt for a moment or two was blessed but I was. God hadn't forsaken me. I didn't show up on His hit list of people to bring down. He was there all along, I was just temporarily distracted from that truth.
We need to fight against those temporarily distracting moments and get back to where we need to be. To the place surrounded by God's promises, His strength, love and mercy. We do that by reading His Word, the armory of the swords of His words used to fight our way to victory in Christ.
God arms us with strength, He arms us with the tools needed to overcome life's battles. According to Ephesians 6:17 The word of God is the Sword of Spirit. It is what Christ used to fight Satan when He repeatedly told him, “It is written.” It worked for Christ and it will work for us as a tool we need to use as well.
Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty. Psalm 45:3
If you watch anyone conducting a sword fight the tools they use are sharp and strong. They have the ability to pierce anything. That is the way the promises of God are. We need to use them as a sword with the ability to pierce anything against God. We can’t use it as a noodle that is flimsy as a nerf toy for a three-year-old child.
When you use these swords we need to say them like we mean them, say them like we believe in the promise within.