Notes - The Mission Church

Eph. 6:10-12; Finally, my brethren, be strong in
the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do
not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of
wickedness in the heavenly places
Eph 6:13-15; Therefore take up the whole
armor of God, that you may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your
waist with truth, having put on the breastplate
of righteousness and having shod your feet
with the preparation of the gospel of peace
Eph 6:16-17; above all, taking the shield of
faith with which you will be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take up
the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God.
In Review…
• There is a devil
• The devil is at war against anyone who follows
Jesus Christ
We are given power and authority over the devil
as we take up the Armor of God
The Roman Soldier had 2 swords
• A long sword to use offensively in a charge
against the enemy
A short sword to use defensively in close
quarters combat
The word used in Eph. 6:17 is “MACHAIRA”
meaning “small sword, knife, dagger”
When the devil attacks with his lies and
temptation, we counterattack with the Sword
of the Spirit – the Word of God.
Your words can become a weapon that cuts
through the attack of the enemy, to pierce and
tear and shred apart his lies.
GRAFE – The “Scriptures”
• 2Timothy 3:16; All Scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
LOGOS – The “message” of the Scriptures
• 1Thess. 2:13; … when you received the word of
God which you heard from us, you welcomed it
not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the
word of God, which also effectively works in you
who believe.
The Seven Sons of Sceva – Acts 19:13-16
RHEMA – The Word of God “declared”
• Ephesians 6:17; take the …the sword of the Spirit,
which is the RHEMA of God.
RHEMA means utterance, a word spoken or
declared with assurance
RHEMA is the declaration of the LOGOS that you
received from the GRAFE
RHEMA – The Word of God “declared”
• LOGOS becomes RHEMA (The Sword of the Spirit)
when you have such conviction, faith and
assurance about the Word of God that you
declare it with authority !
Matthew 4:1-10 ; Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit
into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And
when He had fasted forty days and forty nights,
afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter
came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God,
command that these stones become bread." 4 But He
answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE
The RHEMA Word must be living & active in you
• Luke 6:45; For out of the abundance of the heart
his mouth speaks.
Revelation 1:16; 2:16; 19:15 … “out of His mouth
goes a sharp two-edged sword which is the Word
of God”
The RHEMA Word must be living & active in you
• Heb 4:12; For the word of God is living and
powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and
of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.
If you’re going to be effective with the sword –
you first have to let it to “cut” you!
The RHEMA Word must flow from faith
• Hebrews 4:2; …the word which they heard did not
profit them, not being mixed with faith …
1Thess. 2:13; …the word of God …effectively
works in you who believe.
Mark 11:24; … whatever things you ask when you
pray, believe that you receive them, and you will
have them.
The RHEMA Word must flow from faith
• Believe the Word of God has power
• Heb. 11:3; By faith we understand that the worlds
were framed by the word of God, so that the
things which are seen were not made of things
which are visible.
Isa 55:11; My word …shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall
prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
The RHEMA Word must flow from faith
• Believe the Word of God has authority
• Luke 9:1; .. He gave His disciples power and
authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
Luke 10:19; Behold, I give you the authority to
trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.
Luke 7:6-9; the Roman Centurion’s faith
The RHEMA Word must be wielded in prayer
• Ephesians 6:17-18; And take … the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying
always with all prayer and supplication in the

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