He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; the coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. “The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” says the LORD. “As for Me,” says the LORD, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time and forevermore.” Isaiah 59:16:21
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6: 17-20
The Prophet Isaiah was given a precious vision of the age of Grace when we would receive the Spirit of the LORD and His Word as our weapon in these last days. We are also given the mighty Intercessor Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to dwell in us. We need to take the full power we’re given. We need to talk in the Spirit. We need to walk in the Spirit. We need to make all our decisions in the Spirit. And most importantly, we need to pray in the Spirit. We need to invite the Holy Spirit into our lives each new day. We need to continually ask Him to become more and more of who we are.
It’s interesting that the only offensive weapon we’re given to stand against the enemy is the Word of God. And Paul takes it one step further in Ephesians 6:18 by telling us to always pray in the Spirit when we receive the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Paul knew the importance of staying in constant fellowship and communion with the Spirit that is in us. He knew the power he had. We’ve lost that knowledge today. We’ve watered down the power in the Holy Spirit. Let’s get that power back by taking our sword up to stand strong against the enemy’s attacks. The first mention of the word sword in Scripture is in Genesis when God places cherubs with swords to guard the Tree of Life. Today we are given the sword to guard the Tree of Life that is inside of us – Jesus Christ – The Word!