Devo Why Tongues Part 11
Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV) 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:17 (NIV) 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
Acts 19:11-16 (NIV) 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. 13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
Oh how many times have I heard Ephesians 6:17 misquoted? It says that the Sword is the Spirit, which is the Word of God. The Spirit inspired men of God to write the word of God. The word without the Spirit does not carry the power of God. Take a look at the seven son’s of Sceva no Spirit no power. Without the Spirit the word is lifeless. In fact it can bring death and destruction in the month of a uninspired person. (See Satan use of God’s word, Pharisees, Sadducees and other religious leaders) The word of God must have the Spirit to have power. The Spirit does the work. The prophets of old or the New Testament had no power till the Spirit came upon them. Paul knew God’s word but it brought death in His life until he received the Holy Spirit. Take away the tongues no power. The Tongues is the power of the believer from God. Jesus the saint will overthrow the world by blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. It say we will be witnesses when the Holy Spirit comes on us. Read next devotion.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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