PROPER DRESSING FOR WAR: SWORD-1
1Samuel 17:38 “And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.”
1Samuel 17:39 “And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.”
The third weapon Saul gave to David was his sword. The initial two weapons he gave him were defensive but this particular one was an offensive weapon.
This offensive weapon which is called the sword is a very dangerous one. We all possess it but the down side of this weapon is that many people use it against themselves rather than against the enemy.
In Bible context the sword simply represent our mouth and the words we speak. As a matter of fact the Greek word for mouth is “stoma” which means edge of the sword. Paul also likened sword to the word:
Ephesians 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”
Bringing all these together, we can say that King Saul giving David his sword simply means that he told him what to say to the giant! Saul put words in the mouth of David.
Friend, there is no word man can give that is sufficient to bring down the head of a giant. Saul understood this spiritual truth that critical battles are literally won with words but unfortunately he doesn’t have the right words.
Beloved, watch your words and who is giving you what to say. No matter what charm a herbalist gives to a man he will back it up with what to say. You must just say something. The only influence you have in the realm of the spirit are your words.
In the physical you take and receive things with your hands but in the realm of the spirit, you use your mouth.
To be continued…
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