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Wield Your Sword – Like My Dad, Hubert!!

And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. (Eph 6:17)

Hey Neighbor!

Today I am once again, remembering my Dad on The CareBiBleStudy Blog.

Some years ago, I did a blog series on Putting on The Whole Armor of God., and each day I selected one of my family members whose life best reflected the proper use of each of the Articles of Armor, i.e. the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, Shoes of peace, Shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit and prayer.

I chose my Sword-Wielding Dad to Carry The Sword of The Spirit!!

Here’s More About My Dad, Hubert!!

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Today We will Be Preparing to Carry The Sword of the Spirit into Battle, and as We come to a close of our Study on ‘The Whole Armor of God,’
I wanted to Share with You How my ‘bible-toting’ Father, Hubert Horton, Jr., walked before The Lord, Wielding his Sword of The Spirit- The Word of God – His Bible.

My Father was a Great, ‘Faith-Full’
man. He was peaceful and kind and for some reason, I watched him intently. I realize now, that I was awed by his Faith-Walk.

He loved Jesus and He loved to read his bible.
It was the the first thing he did in the morning…He grabbed his bible and his cigarettes and spent forever in the bathroom…reading and smoking!! Lol

He was our alarm clock…so after he was done with his ‘bathroom bible study,’ he would wake us up to get ready for school.

He would always make my lunch for school. I loved bacon…and I still do…so as he was making my bacon sandwich, he was having his daily ‘kitchen bible study. ‘

He would have his radio playing, as he listened to the different radio preachers…sitting with his bible open at the kitchen table, with a cup of tea. He would sit there so peacefully, reading his bible, smoking his cigarettes, until it was time for him to take us to school.

Of Course, the bible study continued in the car, as he listened to more radio preachers and as he played, what I call ‘country gospel,’ during the short ride to school.

Back then, I don’t recall him leaving the house carrying his bible, but later in his life…he carried his bible with him EVERYWHERE he went.

My siblings and I were grown, by then…and at that time…we could not grasp the spiritual significance of what he was doing.

We were embarrassed because…this was not just Sunday morning – ‘bible-toting’ that Daddy was practicing. This was everyday…out-in-public and we were concerned that someone, who we knew, might see him carrying his bible and say that he was ‘Crazy.’

We realized that there was no way we would be able to convince him to leave his bible at home, so we bought him a book-bag so that he could still carry his bible around…but at least it was hidden.

But Daddy was not Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ…and he knew that his bible was his Sword of the Spirit…and he was ‘Faith-Full’ to Carry it…Read It…and Wield it!!

Although My siblings and I thought my daddy was tripping and considered his ‘bible-toting’ to be extreme, He wasn’t crazy, he knew exactly what he was doing…

He knew that he was actually
Sword-Wielding!!

You See…My Dad was a Schizophrenic, and he knew that if he didn’t fill himself up with the Word of God and keep the Belt of Truth strapped tightly around his waist, those schizophrenic voices from Hell, would come back…lying to him…confusing him…stealing his family, his peace, and most importantly, his sanity.

He was diligent and dutiful to take his meds, but he knew he was in a Spiritual Battle for His mind…so he could not afford to give the devil any room, nor another opportunity to establish a stronghold over him.

You see, while he was in his Bible study, he jad read 2 Corinthians 10:5

-[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One-

So he knew how to wield his sword and use The Word to cut-down the strongholds that had once overtaken him…with his Sword!!

When Satan slithered in, telling his best lies…Daddy compared the lies of Satan – to the Truth he learned in God’s Word, which he had since hidden in his heart (not in a book bag)…and when the TRUTH of God’s Word prevailed over the devil’s lies…(and It ALWAYS does)…Daddy slashed those lies down!!

So when the devil came…lifting up and exalting schizophrenia, and depression… trying to deceive him and convince him that mental illness was greater than the One True, Living God…Who My Daddy knew so well…because he had walked with Him, and talked with Him daily in prayer and study…Daddy rejected and refuted those lies…even from the father of all lies!!

Daddy refused to Fall Back!!

Instead, he cast down those spirits of schizophrenia and depression…caged them up…chained them up…and he dragged them away captive to Jesus, his Reigning King… where these wicked spirits were forced to behave, bow-down, and submit to The Name and Authority Of Jesus!!

So…For Daddy, the Sword of the Spirit was his Daily Weapon…and We too, must be ‘Faith-full’ and diligent to Read and Study God’s Word daily…so that We are armed and ready to Wield Our Sword, with skill and ease!!

After All…There is a Real, Spiritual War going on!!

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Thanks For Stopping By!!

Remember…

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

💕Tam

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Solution Saturday Answers- Whose Wife Is This??

Hey Neighbor!

I have Trivia Thursday Answers for you today because today is – Solution Saturday!! 

Obviously I’m an alliteration fan- Lol!! 💕💕

This week I wanted to give some of the wives in the Book of Genesis a little attention, and We did!!

But Today, I also have to give Our ’Faith-Full’ CareBibleStudy follower, and my Super Faith husband some attention!!

Dewitt!!👏👏👏☄️🤩🤩

Dewitt got all 6 Trivia questions correct- He also commented that #5- The Daughter of Shuah – was a really tough one!!

Thanks Hubby for Playing!!😘🥰

Ok- So We’ve all heard of the Patriarchs- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! But what about their wives?? 

Aside from Abraham’s wife, Sarah, I don’t think we’ve studied very much about the other wives in Genesis- Have You??

How many of these wives did you recognize??

Which one was the toughest for You??

Now, If you’ve been studying along with us, most of these were eazy-peazy, because we’ve been going on and on about Jacob and his FOUR wives in our Lessons on, ‘The Pit Before the Palace.’ – with still more to come!! 

You can always backtrack and play catch-up, if you like!! 

Our Question This Week was: 

Whose Wife is This??

Here are Your Answers:

Enjoy!!💕

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  1. Rachel was the wife of Jacob. (Genesis 29:30)
  2. Asenath was the wife of Joseph(Genesis 41:45)
  3. Leah was the wife of Jacob. (Genesis 29:25)
  4. She falsely accused Joseph of rape- Her husband was Potiphar. (Genesis 39:14-15)
  5. She was the daughter of Shuah- Her husband was Judah. (Genesis 38:2)
  6. Dinah was the ‘wife’ of Shechem(Genesis 34:2-4)

I used ‘wife’ loosely here with #6. 

As Dinah and Shechem were betrothed and she was taken into his household to wed. 

There is so, so much more to Dinah and Shechem’s ‘love story.’  I will spill the tea on that soon enough- and be careful, cause the tea is Hot!!🥵 

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Until Next Time, Remember…

God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Slay Your Giants with the Sword of the Spirit!!

-For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,-
(2 Corinthians 10:4)

Hey Neighbor,

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As I was reading through 1 Samuel chapter 17 this morning, I was particularly taken in by verses 49-51. It just reminds me again that the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but spiritual!! When we use God’s word against our enemies, we are able to slay our dragons…and just like Goliath,…The Bigger they are, the Harder they Fall!!

So often when We have heard the story of how David defeated the giant Goliath, We have been lead to believe that David killed Goliath with only a slingshot and a stone, but when We read verse 49, scripture tells Us that after that stone sank into Goliath’s forehead, Goliath just fell on his face….verse 51 goes on to tell Us that Goliath was not killed until David drew the sword to cut off his head…

So what does that mean to You?

Well, again we must realize that, contrary to what most of Us have been taught, Goliath was not slain by a stone…but he was slain by the sword, i. e. the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Remember is verse 23, When that arrogant Goliath made his daily debut, he would come out before the Philistine armies everyday, ‘talking trash’ and spiritually intimidating the Israelite armies. Verse 24 tells Us that the men of Israel were terrified at Goliath’s approach and they fled from him.

There was not one spiritual giant in the Israelite army that had the courage and boldness to talk back to this oversized devil, except for David.

Now David knew God and he knew God’s Word and although he had come, armed for battle with sling and stone, he first came prophesying…and speaking out against Goliath with the Words that could have only come from the Spirit of the Lord that was upon him.

In Verse 45, David says, “I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head.

I can hear David now, “Ok Goliath! Whenever you get done talking Trash, I’m gonna cut you down today with my handy dandy slingshot, in the Name of the God of Israel…then I’m gonna put that big head of yours on a platter!!

So David aimed for Goliath’s forehead and took him down with the stone, but it was the Sword that caused the fatal blow to Goliath. David Cut Goliath down with God’s Words!!

So when those oversized demons come against you ‘talking trash,’ reminding You of Your past transgressions, replaying painful defeats, and stirring up old wounds…Just CUT him!!

CUT him down with the Word of God!!

And as You take the time to read 1 Samuel Chapter 17, notice that scripture goes on to tell Us in verse 51 that after the backup soldiers of the Philistine armies saw that the mighty Goliath was defeated, they fled.

I Love That!!

So that means…that Not only can You use the Word to CUT off that GIANT demon’s neck, but then…You can also put his little backup demons on the run!!

In Jesus’ Name!!

-So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you-(James 4:7)

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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