And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God – Ephesians 6:17
The Greek rendering for “word” in the verse above is “rhema”, and it means the spoken Word of God for the “now”. It is God’s specific Word to you, at a specific time, for a specific purpose. It’s the Word of God in your mouth for the moment, concerning you or anything that you’re directing it at. That Word in your mouth is the sword of the Spirit.
The Greek word for “mouth” is “stoma”, and it means the front or edge of a weapon. Literally, it means the front of a sword. In Revelations 1:16, the Apostle John describes the Son of Man saying, “… out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword.”Again, Revelations 2:16 says, “…I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”
Now, Jesus doesn’t have a “physical” sword protruding out of His mouth. The Word He speaks is the sword of the Spirit. After you’ve deliberately and consciously meditated on the Scriptures, the Word that comes out of your mouth becomes the Word of the Spirit with which you cut the enemy in pieces. When you face crises in life; practice meditation. When you receive that “rhema-word” from the Spirit, speak it over or against the situation.
With today’s technology, you can play or listen to God’s Word, loading it into your spirit on the go, through various media formats. As the Word gets into your spirit, mutter it or shout it forth as you’re stirred in your spirit. At that moment, the words you speak become the active or creative Word. This creative Word is powerful and produces results. It’s the sword of the Spirit with which you get on the offensive against Satan and his wicked onslaught.
The Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth today, prevailing against adverse circumstances, and producing what it talks about in my spirit, soul and body. I’m living in power and working miracles as I live in, and through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 10:4; Isaiah 49:2