"For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the ♥heart♥.
I've put this one to the test in recent days and let me assure you that it is true! Every word of it! Also, Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV) says this:
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
If you will look closely, you will see that the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, is the ONLY offensive weapon listed here. The only one!! Without the word we are only dodging, ducking and shielding ourselves from the enemy, but with the sword of the Spirit - the word - we can move forward and march an attach the forces of hell. And may I add, I want Satan to be VERY sorry he EVER messed with me! (I believe he is -- and I'm not through with him yet).