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- He hates to see the saints of God on their knees in prayer to their heavenly Father.
- He hates to see us open our Bible to read, memorize and study God’s Word.
- He hates to hear us speak truth from the scripture.
- He hates to see a sinner repent and ask for forgiveness from God.
- He hates to see a sinner forgive someone who hurt them.
- He hates to see a saint praise God in the midst of their trials and tribulations.
- He hates to hear songs of worship to the Lord.
- He hates saints who are unashamed of the Gospel and share it with those who are perishing.
- He hates the truth of the narrow way to salvation through Christ Jesus alone.
- He hates a humble servant of God.
- He hates to see a saint take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and meditate on that which is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy.
- He hates to see the saints of God put on their spiritual armor each day, the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the gospel of peace, taking up the shield of faith, putting on the helmet of salvation, wielding the sword of the spirit and praying always.
- He hates to see the saints gather together and not forsake the assembling of one another.
- He hates it when a saint remembers that they have the Holy Spirit of God indwelling them and their bodies are a temple of God.
- He hates it when the saints read and pastors preach from Revelation because in doing so, we see his ultimate end.
She’s been equipped by God
With an effective and powerful offensive weapon
The sword of the Spirit…the word of God
Daily she takes out her sword
Polishes it, sharpens it
Then returns it to its sheath
She’s filled her heart and mind
With God’s word
So that she might not sin against Him
But in the heat of the battle
She fails to draw her weapon
The enemy has nothing to fear from an un-wielded sword
One day when she takes God at His word
When she believes and therefore speaks
That foe will retreat and by God’s power she will stand
By Susan Bunts Wachtel
July 16, 2010
Too often, as Christians, we are quick to memorize scripture…adding verse after verse to our memory banks. But until such time as we actually wield that mighty powerful sword of the Spirit…we will experience defeat. When we memorize scripture but fail to use it, it’s like us taking out the sword, polishing it until it looks bright and shiny, sharpening the blade only to return it to the sheath. When will we begin to take God at His word and wield the effective, powerful offensive weapon He’s given us? What will it take?