It Is Also Written...
We must be prepared in and out of season with Scripture and the understanding of God's character and our identity.
Paul says in Ephesians 6 that we have an enemy, and that the enemy will attack. When he does, we must stand firm. In our current podcast series we have talked about the armor of God and the many ways it can be used against this enemy. When it comes to the Sword of the Spirit, we are talking about the very Word of God. The Word of God is our weapon to combat our enemy with. It's a must.
We know nothing is off the table when it comes to our enemy. He simply comes to kill, steal and destroy and he has access to everything in the world to do so. The devil can even use scripture as an attack. We see this played out when he tempts Jesus in the desert. He tries to use Scripture against Jesus, but Jesus responds each and every time with “It is also written.”, which teaches us the importance of knowing the full and whole truth about our God through knowing what Scripture says.
I myself have found this priceless as I’ve watched the devil try and cause division among fellow men by pointing out various sins to condemn some against others. In those moments it is important to be able to say “It is also written that all sin and have fallen short of the glory of God, and that we are to love one another as Christ loved us, because while we were still sinners He died for us. "
Remember this the next time you find your spirit unsettled when a scripture is used out of context and say “It is also written”. And, when the devil tries to beat you up with lies, remind him that IT IS ALSO WRITTEN. We must know the Word of God because it is our SWORD to battle with.