Sword of the Spirit
take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God. Eph. 6:17
We know the dangers and temptations that
beset the youth at the present time are not few or small. . . . We live in an
age when to resist evil calls for constant watchfulness and prayer. God's
precious Word is the standard for youth who would be loyal to the King of
heaven. Let them study the Scriptures. Let them commit text after text to
memory, and acquire a knowledge of what the Lord has said. . . . And in trial let
the youth spread out the Word of God before them, and with humble hearts, and
in faith, seek the Lord for wisdom to find out His way, and for strength to
walk in it. . . .
Let our young men institute a warfare
against every habit that has the least danger of leading the soul from duty and
devotion. Let them have stated seasons for prayer, never neglecting them if it
can possibly be avoided. If they go out to battle with their vicious habits
indulged as before they professed fellowship with Christ, they will soon fall
an easy prey to Satan's devices. But armed with the Word of God, having it
treasured in heart and mind, they will come forth unharmed by all the assaults
of the foes of God or man. . . .
In the name of God lift your banner for
truth and righteousness-- the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. You
need the perfect armor of truth now, the sword of the Spirit, whose edge will
never be blunted, but will cut its way through sin and unrighteousness.
Let them take the Word of truth as the
man of their counsel, and become skillful in the use of "the sword of the
Spirit." Satan is a wise general; but the humble, devoted soldier of Jesus
Christ may overcome him.
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