Friday, August 23, 2013

The Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God

Galatians 3:5
  • So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

This is a rhetorical question from Paul to the Galatians. Of course, the answer is God gives us His Spirit and works miracles among us by hearing with faith.

By believing what he testified, we are saved and given His Spirit, and He works miracles among us.

It seems so easy. It seems easier to believe what He said than do something in the law. However, it can be indeed more difficult to completely trust what He said in the word than, for example, offering a sacrifice in the Old Testament.

Faith is unseen while a sacrifice is seen. You can offer a sacrifice while having evil thoughts and evil heart whereas in faith, you cannot have such attitude toward God. 

So, it is the matter of our heart and spirit aligning with the word of God, and believing his message.

Yes, Jesus has died for me on the cross and took away my sins so that the wrath of God does not abide on me any more but rather I have been translated from the kingdom of Satan to the kingdom of the Son of God, who is the Lord, Saviour, King and Christ.

Let us walk with the Spirit by being saturated with the word of God in our thought life.

Let us have the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17)

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

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