When Viggo Mortensen began filming “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, his sword didn’t feel natural. So, he carried it everywhere, and was often in armor walking through the towns of New Zealand. The sword became a part of him. Rather than referring to him as Mr. Mortensen, many called him Aragorn, the persona he was projecting.
The sword of the Spirit is God’s word. But it isn’t just about quoting the printed page. Jesus is the Word of God—truth and life itself. The sword is his presence in you, wielded by your thoughts, words, and actions. Living in agreement with what God is saying turns warriors into kings and queens.
Keep agreeing with what God has said about you until it’s the core of who you are—how you see, how you think, how you live. Become who you were born to be.
“Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. You can see the old has passed away, and the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17).
“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Clothe yourself in your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy” (Eph. 4:23-24).
“Yes, put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him” (Col. 3:10).