Spring Week of Prayer: Day 6

The Sword of the Spirit

 "… and [take] the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak." Ephesians 6:17b-20

The Lord sees all.  Nothing happens outside of His observation.  Even those who think they hide in darkness are noticed by God (Psa. 139:1-24).  As children of light, we shine the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 4:4-6).  The commands to pray at all times and to keep alert with all perseverance are not burdensome because our God is faithful.  The Word of God is the ultimate End-Time sign of justice.  Therefore, beg the Father to work a hunger and a thirst in your soul for the living and abiding word that equips you for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

Read the Westminster Confession of Faith 1.5

We may be influenced by the testimony of the church to value the Bible highly and reverently, and Scripture itself shows in so many ways that it is God’s word; for example, in its spiritual subject matter, in the effectiveness of its teaching, the majesty of its style, the agreement of all its parts, its unified aim from beginning to end (to give all glory to God), the full revelation it makes of the only way of man’s salvation, its many other incomparably outstanding features, and its complete perfection. However, we are completely persuaded and assured of the infallible truth and divine authority of the Bible only by the inward working of the Holy Spirit, who testifies by and with the word in our hearts.

May you be persuaded objectively that the Bible is the Word of God and subjectively that it is Good News for you.  

Benediction – Ephesians 6:23-24
"Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible."
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