The Sword Of The Spirit

A. W. Tozer Sermon: The Sword of the Spirit


Undoubtedly God goes along with us as far as He can in this weak and one-sided treatment of the Holy Scriptures, but He cannot be pleased with this way of doing. Our Heavenly Father takes pleasure in seeing us develop and grow up spiritually. He does not want us to live entirely on a diet of sweet stuff.

He gives us for our encouragement Isaiah 41, but He gives us also Matthew 23 and the book of Jude, and He expects us to read it all.

The eighth chapter of Romans is one of the most elevating passages in the entire Bible, and its popularity is well deserved; but we need Second Peter as well, and we should not neglect to read it.

When reading Paul’s epistles, we should not stop with the doctrinal sections but should go on to read and ponder the bracing exhortations that follow.

We should not stop with Romans 11; the rest of the epistle is also important, and if we would treat our souls fairly, we must give it the same attention we gave to the first ten chapters.

Briefly, the health of our souls requires that we take the whole Bible as it stands and let it do its work in us.

We cannot afford to be selective with anything so important as the Word of God and our own eternal future.

A. W. Tozer Sermon: The Sword of the Spirit



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  • Brian Willess

    Uhhh, The sword of the Spirit is the rhema of God! NOT the scriptures.

    When the still small voice spoke to a prophet a king a disciple, etc and it was a rhema, when they wrote it down it is a grafi, when we read it we are conveyed the logos and when the still small voice speaks to us as we read it it is rhema.

    Isaiah 55:11 is rhema and so many fail to fully quote the verse “from his mouth”

    The bible does not give life – Jesus said this in John 5:38-40 I think.