Who is Jesus?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Before there was anything, He was there. Before the world, before time, Jesus existed as God and with God. Nothing that we know was made without Him. He had His hand in it all – and He still does.
The Word became flesh. He entered into time and put skin on for our benefit. He lived and walked among us, to complete a life lived without sin in complete righteousness. He was God’s revelation of Himself to man, eating and drinking among them, feeling their pain, and laying down His own life, on His own accord.
The treasure of heaven, God’s best, left and entered into His creation. He bankrupted heaven to be born a baby to a virgin mother of no wealth. The Word became a servant and showed us what love really is. Jesus was and is, in every way, God’s way of showing Himself – His character, His love, His example, His sacrifice, His forgiveness. He is God.
Ephesians 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
In spiritual warfare, we often find ourselves on the defensive against the enemy’s attacks. We have to protect ourselves when he goes after us, and we do this with truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, and the gospel of peace. We are equipped with an offensive weapon, though.
The one way we fight is with the Word of God. It’s more powerful than just being a book full of words on paper. It’s living and active (Hebrews 4:12). It’s our primary way to make sure we survive spiritual warfare. Knowing, studying, meditating on, and internalizing the Word is preparation for and strategy in the battle.
Not to gloss over the importance of salvation in this fight, the mind is protected by the assurance we have in the cross of Jesus Christ that we are reconciled with God. Out of that flows the drive to fight and the ability to claim victory. It’s in what He’s done, not what we do, that we have that victory.
Spend time with the Word. Rely on the assurance of your salvation in Jesus Christ. Keep fighting the good fight.