What a blessed Easter Communion Service with the fellowship flow of our praise and worship! With 15% capacity, we welcomed a few attendees, as we reflected on the power of Christ’s death and resurrection, compared to the Armour He used to defeat satan. We are told in Ephesians 6:17b to “take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” It is this Rhema (spoken) Word that became flesh (John 1:14) in the person of Christ that declared to satan’s temptation in Matthew 4, “It is written”. Spiritual battle compared to a physical battle demonstrates it is not a sword but the written Word that allows us to “bear arms” as our spiritual weapon against the enemy of our soul. Jesus, in His incarnate human nature, voluntarily died on the cross to represent our victory over sin and death through His divine alive nature that entered hell and demanded from satan the keys to death and hades (Revelation 1:17-18), thus rendering satan powerless.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)