reseEphesians 6:17 NKJV
 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
What is the Word of God (Sword of the Spirit)? Simply put, it is The Bible, God’s words written by men who were inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Why is it called The Sword of the Spirit? So far, in talking about the full Armor of God, everything has been defensive. The Word of God is one of two ways of offense (the 2nd will be tomorrow’s discussion). With God’s Word (The Sword of the Spirit), we are able to attack and pull down any strongholds that are against us. As believers, we are not tasked with assaulting satan, but to attack anything that is untruth by standing on God’s promises. God’s Word prevails against anything that is untruth, it being the only pure truth.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NKJV
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…
The Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Hebrews that the Word is alive and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword and exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. This is to say that nothing we do is hidden from God. He sees everything we do and being the only rightful judge, judges our lives accordingly. We, as Christians, are not to be judgmental, as that is reserved only for God, the only true judge. We are to love other through the lens of the truth that God gives us in His Word and let His Word prevail.
Deuteronomy 8:3b NKJV
… but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
We exist simply because God spoke us into being by His Words as the book of Genesis tells us. God made us in His image and we are His children. All of our lives matter to God because we are His masterpiece, He gives us breath in our lungs and allow us to live simply by the word that proceeds from His mouth.
Like an onion, the meaning of “The Word” has many layers to it. When Jesus was born, the Apostle John tells us in the first chapter that the Word became flesh and lived among us. Jesus stepped out of heaven into time and space on this earth so that He could redeem this fallen world. So Jesus is God’s Word incarnate. He came and became an example to all of us and gave us so many teachings to instruct us, then died to redeem mankind.
God’s Word is our lifeline to knowing the true nature of our Heavenly Father. As we study His Word by reading, studying, meditating on and memorizing, it penetrates into our minds and hearts and becomes our second nature. This doesn’t happen overnight, but is an ongoing process as we commit our devotion time to The Lord each day. When life’s questions or struggles are thrown at you, God’s Word will lead you and guide you to a place of peace that surpasses all understanding.
I hope today was not too confusing. It was a little difficult (much more than I imagined) to explain and I hope I’ve done a good job of understanding what God’s Word, the Sword of the Spirit, is. I know it can be confusing and this is probably a good topic for you to do further study on your own to fully grasp.
I love you and am praying for you today!