Day 9 Damage to the Enemy | 40 Days of Daily Bread | Armor of God | Sword of the Spirit | How to pray the Word | Praying the Word | Bible |devotional

Day 9: Damage to the Enemy

From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.

changeGod gave us the Sword of the Spirit and wants us to use it. We need to learn how to wield it properly, and then fight victoriously with it.

Why do we need it?

The Sword of the Spirit is a weapon of defense and offense. It guards us from death, both spiritually and physically. The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God that is to be living in us. Pray scripture because that is what is true. God’s Word works. It doesn’t return void. Instead it changes us or our situation. Because there is power in what God speaks. Use it to do damage to the kingdom of the enemy!

And take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

Daily BreadApply the Word

This section is to help us respond to His promptings. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22

  • Word of God

Pray the following scripture locations and the declarations following them and write them in your journal. When you pray the Word you are doing damage in the devil’s kingdom.

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV (I fight with the Word.)

My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes. Psalm 119:48 NKJV (I meditate on the Word.)

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:97 NKJV (I love the Word.)

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11 NKJV  (I memorize the Word.) 

When you pray the Word you are doing damage in the devil’s kingdom. [Tweet this]


Are you ready to sharpen your sword and slice up the enemy? What situation can you think of that you need to pray the Word?

Our Daily Bread for tomorrow will be about putting on your Armor because retreat is not an option.

Photo credit: Amber Karnes (Creative Commons)

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