Armor of God: Sword of the Spirit. How and where is it? today we read from the Bible how to hold it and use it. The songs in the Bible are powerful armor to sustain the healed and saved children of God. Jesus declared clearly in John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. ”
Here is a classic example of Moses being commanded by God to compose a song and make sure the whole assembly of Israel hear it and heed the words therein. This is a prophetic message to them. God saw and knew what they were inclined to do in future. He took the bother to tell them before hand. He even made this message into a memorable song! (Read Deuteronomy 31-32; boldness added by this watchman)
Application: Christians can pray and read this song and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you your application today.
Deuteronomy 31: 18 And I will certainly hide my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods.
19 “Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. 20 When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey…this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.” 22 So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites…
30 And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel:
32:1 Listen, you heavens, and I will speak;
hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
3 I will proclaim the name of the Lord.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he…
is he not your Father, your Creator,
who made you and formed you?
7 Remember the days of old;
consider the generations long past…
39 “See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand...
44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”