The Full Armor of God can defend us from the enemy’s constant and powerful attacks, but when can we go on the offensive? With the help of the Holy Spirit guiding us, we can yield the power of the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. With this weapon, the enemy will flee! Jesus gives us a great example of using the Sword of the Spirit when He is being tempted by Satan.
When Satan tried to tempt Jesus with food during His fast, He replied with, ‘It is written…’ When the devil tried to get Jesus to worship him for earthly kingdoms, Jesus replied with, ‘It is written…’ Jesus is using the truth of the Word of God to repel Satan, and eventually drive him away. The Holy Spirit can help us recall the Word in times of difficulty, but for it to be recalled, it has to be known in the first place!