A lot of times people know of the word but they don’t know it in a way to experience the life of the word. To the extent that you know the word, it will manifest in your life.

These were the words of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya to the congregation at the March 14 Sunday service while speaking on the topic, The Sword of the Spirit. The clergy read from the book of Ephesians 6:10-18 to explain that the word of God is not potent until is being spoken by a living being.

“Don’t stay quiet and be burdened by the lies of the devil; speak the word of God!” he declared.

According to the senior pastor, the Sword of the Spirit as a handy two-edged weapon to use to conquer the enemy as recorded in Hebrews 4:12 and 2 Corinthians 10:45.

He further said that of the three weapons mentioned in the scripture in Ephesians 6 (The Shield of Faith; the Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of the Spirit), the first two are defensive while the last is both offensive and defensive.

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Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

The preacher reminded the congregation that their blessings are under contention by the devil stating that “if our Lord Jesus Christ could face contention from the devil over His identity as the Son of God, “what makes you think your best blessings will not be contended by the devil? Speak the word when he suggests to you. That was the same method Jesus applied.”

This, Pastor Taiwo explained, is the reason the word does not seem to work in the lives of many believers because they are not speaking the word. He urged them rather than speak the negativity they may be experiencing, to speak God’s word to counter the lies of the devil.

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“The word of God in your mouth produces results; it produces life,” he declared.

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