Morning Thought: God has kindly given us his own sword, the sword of the Spirit, which is his Word. This sword helps us fight our own personal battles but also has a far greater purpose: to empower us to fight for one another. It also equips us to fight against the works of darkness together. God’s Kingdom is an advancing Kingdom, setting captives free and taking ground from the evil one. At times we camp to sharpen our swords, and at times we march, wielding our swords. Are you guarding yourself? Are you fighting for one another? Are we declaring God’s promises and prophecies for our localities? “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17, NASB).