But God . . . these two little words always encourage me. They always lift me up. They also always remind me of God’s Mercy and Grace, because they always point to the Good News that follows them.
Like the penetrating precision that surgeons make with their scalpels, Father God does the same thing with His Word. Not only does His Word cut but also it heals, after cutting along the dividing line between the soul and spirit—between human beings’ innermost parts.
Our knowledge of spiritual warfare and the proper mindset/attitude we need to have about our unseen war come from knowing God’s Divine Truths. That is why He provides us with at least 39 Bible verses/passages that either deal specifically with spiritual warfare or the godly attitude we need to have about the ways the devil is fighting us (God’s Children and Christ’s Soldiers) for our living souls—our minds, wills, desires, determinations, consciences, affections, emotions, personalities, five senses, common sense, and so on and so forth. In short, since we ARE living souls who HAVE living souls, we need to know and understand that the devil is after everything that pertains to our living souls (where the devil truly loves to operate; where he definitely loves to make his appeal to our emotions and affections—our fleshly lusts, desires, and appetites).
Contrary to popular opinions, there definitely is a clear difference between LOGOS and RHEMA. God certainly speaks continuously to His children through His LOGOS, giving them spiritual insights into His LOGOS, but God does so ONLY by way of His Holy Spirit, rather than with the help of anyone’s intellect, book knowledge, higher education, talents, and so forth. Without a doubt, no one receives the deeper spiritual meanings and applications of God’s Word, just by reading LOGOS, because in LOGOS God has said that even believers need the Holy Spirit to illuminate the deeper mysteries of God that are hidden within His LOGOS.
To guarantee that our human spirit is fertile ground from which will come much spiritual fruit, we need a sower who is concerned about sowing a “good seed.” We need Jesus the Christ as our Lord and personal Savior, and we need the Word of God. Once the sower sows that “good seed” (Word of God), then we, the hearers, will need to be receptive to, thankful for, faithful and obedient to, and cheerful, good stewards of the heard Divine Truth.