DEFENSE STOPS THE ENEMY, BUT OFFENSE POSESSES THEIR LAND
Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places; you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess.
(Numbers 33:52-53 NKJV)
DON’T LIVE NOT TO LOSE, LIVE TO WIN! THE S-WORD IS FOR OFFENSE TOO!
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
(Ephesians 6:17 NASB)
STRENGTHEN YOUR GRIP ON THE SWORD
Holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
(Philippians 2:16 NASB)
TRAIN WITH MASTERS AND/OR MENTORS; SPIRITUAL COACHES
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
(Hebrews 13:7 NASB)
Life Group Questions
Share practically (life examples) why both a good defense and offense are necessary to beat the opposition. Why is it not recommended that we settle to play defense only?
When the enemy attacks (sometimes by twisting the Word of God), how can you use the “S-Word” to win your battles?
How can you “tighten your grip” on the “S-Word” so you don’t lose it in battle?
Do you have a mentor/master/spiritual coach? If not, pray, and ask God to guide you to one.