In opposition to all the suggestions of the devil, the sole, and sufficient answer is the Word of God. This puts to flight all the powers of darkness. The Christian finds this to be true in his individual experience. It dissipates his doubts; it drives away his fears; it delivers him from the power of Satan.
The Bible is referred to as a sword because we use the strength of the Word of God in spiritual battles. The Bible is effective because truth cuts into the falsehood of sin; it causes the sinner to return to God; it wards off the attacks of Satan. The WORD fights on!!
As we learn the truths of God's Word, we then have possession of the battle gear necessary to fight the enemy of our souls. We have what will cause him to flee: The Sword of God's TRUTH.
Jesus said, " If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know that truth, and the truth will set you free."
God has given us the power on earth we need to live for Him, but we must be willing to call upon Him and ask Him for help, That begins with a commitment to His Word.
God will deliver His children as His Word has promised!
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God!