Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world… I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. —John 17:18 & 20
A soldier that goes into battle with no weapon is neither a threat to the enemy nor a help to his team. So also it is true of a follower of Jesus who goes into the world without spiritual weapons to fight in the battle. Out of our love for God and people we need to be ready to use “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). Got your sword today? Will you use it?
According to the verse above, Jesus was sent into this world by His Father. Just as He was sent now Jesus sends us into the world. Jesus sends us into the world system headed up by Satan. It is enemy territory we are sent into. The same territory we were saved out of! It is into the Kingdom of Darkness He directs us and why? So those in the darkness can see and hear the Light of the message of God’s glorious gospel and be saved out of the darkness and into His marvelous Light. Even though Satan has blinded minds it is God who makes the Light of the gospel to shine in people’s hearts so they can understand God’s Son (II Corinthians 4:4-6). We are told in the above verses that others will come to believe through our message, but we need to be wielding the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.
Are you fit for the spiritual battle today? May it be the case. Take the Sword and use it!
Dear Father, please help me to yield to what You desire to do in me and through me today that someone would be impacted for eternity for Your honor and glory. I ask in the authority of Jesus!