I have been hearing much on the armor of GOD and the sword of the spirit, both in my personal messages and from others. Something is often said about how the sword is the only offensive item, well when someone spoke this to me I heard the spirit of the lord speak saying that the shield may be used offensively as well, and I had several images come back to me of different instances where gladiators used their shield not only to protect themselves but to throw their opponent off balance and then strike with their sword, I believe we may do this with the shield of faith as well. In the realm of spiritual warfare I have received other messages on how our matter of perspective can change the whole experience, and how you have to be united with shield siblings(what I call my brothers and sisters in Christ) the lord showed me the best way to explain it was by the movie 300, where the 300 Spartans were holding back the entire Persian empire, at one point this Persian messenger says our arrows will blot out the sun, to which the spartan replies “then we will fight in the shade.” they weren’t intimidated by this mans statement because their perspective was changed so should we be when we are attacked, we should try to relate it to something good, like an opportunity to learn and grow stronger in the spirit. Then on unity we need to stand together with one another much like the spartan phalanx or shield wall, for with all of us fighting and moving as one no attack from the enemy should ever penetrate, and with our combine strength if we see one another start to falter we may lift them up and help them run their race.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
2 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.