“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
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Hello Everyone, I pray all is well with you all and your families. This is the last part of the "Armor of God" teaching; I pray it has been a blessing to you all. I have included the Study Guide for this teaching again, to help you remember what you have learned; to answer the questions, you will go back through the complete teaching. I have enclosed also a complete copy of the teaching. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you all and your families and keep you all!
II. The Whole Armor of God – Sessions 3-8 – Parts 2A-1 to 2F
F. The Sword of the Spirit – Session 8 – Part 2F - Ephesians 6:17 says, "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. But the Belt of Truth and the Shield of Faith are also the Word. How are they different?
In Luke 4:1-13, Jesus used specific Scriptures to defeat Satan. It is critical that we are skilled in knowing and using the Word of God. We must know how to test our thoughts and actions, comparing them to the plumb line of God's truth. We need to know which word to pull out to defeat Satan in each situation.
As we mature in Christ our sword or knowledge of His Word grows. We begin with a small dagger and hopefully grow to a large two-handed sword that will defeat every wile of the devil. We must study to show ourselves an approved workman rightly dividing the Word.
It is also important to recognize and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in I Corinthians 12. Among those gifts are words of knowledge and prophecy. God desires to speak to each of us today. His spoken or rhema word has not passed away. But we must remember to test all things back to His written word.
May the peace of God guard your hearts and minds ALWAYS!!!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
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