The Bible is the Christianâ€™s sword. In Ephesians 6:11-17, the Apostle Paul teaches us that the whole of our spiritual success hinges upon our success in spiritual warfare. It is not really men, mere â€œflesh and blood,â€ that the Christian contends with in this world. Instead, our real foes are spiritual, not human. They are, according to the Apostle Paul, â€œprincipalitiesâ€¦powersâ€¦ rulers of the darkness of this worldâ€¦[and] spiritual wickedness in high places.â€
It is essential for Christians to recognize their real enemy. According to the Apostle Peter, our real adversary is the devil, who walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Once we recognize our real formidable foe, we must resolve to resists him in our Christian lives at all cost (James 4:7).
The nature of our warfare in this fallen world is not, as is popularly believed, but refuted by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, â€œfleshlyâ€ or â€œcarnal.â€ Instead, it is â€œspiritual,â€ requiring it to be fought with the mighty weapons of our God-given spiritual arsenal. Among these mighty weapons, none are mightier than â€œthe sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.â€