Skillfully Wield “the Sword of the Spirit”

Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word.

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UPON seeing the spiritual need of the crowds, Jesus told his disciples: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. Therefore, beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” Jesus did not let matters go at that. After speaking those words, “he summoned his twelve disciples” and sent them out on a preaching, or ‘harvesting,’ tour. Later, Jesus “designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos” to do the same work.

The need for more Kingdom proclaimers is also great today. The worldwide Memorial attendance for the 2009 service year was 18,168,323. It exceeded the total number of Jehovah’s Witnesses by over 10 million. The fields are indeed ripe for harvesting. We should, therefore, pray and ask for more workers. But how can we act in harmony with such requests? We can do so by becoming more effective ministers as we zealously share in the Kingdom-preaching and disciple-making work.

Last week’s blogs discussed how being directed by God’s spirit is instrumental in our “speaking the word of God with boldness.” That spirit can also help us to be skillful ministers. One way to improve our effectiveness in the ministry is to make good use of the excellent tool Jehovah God has provided—his written Word, the Bible. It is the product of holy spirit. Its message is inspired of God. Hence, expounding Scriptural truth skillfully in our ministry amounts to being directed by holy spirit. Before considering how we can do so, let us reflect on just how powerful that Word is.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 20/02/2017.

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