Kemi Searcy
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March 31, 2024

I am a “natural” when it comes to making spiritual decrees and declarations. The words contained in the Bible sometimes flow out of me faster than I can even think them! I have personally seen the power of God’s Word come to bear in small situations and in major events. Therefore, I want to be prepared at all times to be ready to pull scripture out for any situation I face.

Ephesians 6 talks about the “sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.” We understand the basic concept of scripture being both an offensive and defensive weapon in our arsenal of armor to withstand the devil’s warfare. But let’s update it. We should carry a concealed weapon on us at all times, locked and loaded – the Word of God ready to fire.

Jesus quoted or alluded to the Old Testament about 180 times. This is about a tenth of His words recorded in the Gospels. If the Word-Made-Flesh spoke the Word of God to that degree, it must be important! What might happen if scripture came out of our mouths at that level of frequency?

Are you ready for the devil’s attack? Can you find scriptures that speak to a principle God has revealed in His Word for how you feel? Do you have a promise to help you through the struggle for each issue you face. Memorize verses that speak to what experience most often.

  • Your child disrespects you (Example – Ephesians 6:2, 3 : “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Find examples for the rest of these struggles.

  • Your boss wrongly accuses you
  • Traffic is too slow and someone cuts in front of you almost creating a collision
  • Your food budget that has worked for the last two months doesn’t cover even three-fourths of the groceries in your cart
  • Your husband or boyfriend forgets your birthday
  • Your child hates everything you come for him
  • You are asked to head up your local church’s care ministry
  • And others…

We would prevent issues to become stressful if we remind ourselves of God’s provision for those issues. We would keep our mental, emotional, and spiritual life healthier if we pull out our scriptural weapon and blow the negativity to bits and leave no room for the devil.

There are other important bullets we need to have ready to shoot in rare but more traumatic events.

  • Fear
  • Death
  • Guilt
  • Accidents
  • Loss of Employment
  • Major Illness
  • Others…

You should create a set of scriptures ready for these and other major issues.

I know of people who faced death by murder and spoke the Word either to themselves or out loud and the situation completely turned around. I know of a woman who was walking to her car after work in the dark. She heard someone following her and grabbed her scripture bullet to push fear from her emotions. She gathered her strength and decreed silently for the person in back of her to stop. Suddenly a shop owner came outside to lock up and scared the stalker away.

I have read about people who faced cancer with grace and great faith, affecting everyone around them. I know those who have seen God honor His Word when people lied about them. I have watched victory come in the midst of the worst victim scenario.

The only way we can have God’s Word available as a weapon is to memorize it. I suggest making individual cards of all the scriptures you have chosen for situations you face often and those you hope to never experience.

Take one scripture every week and take that card with you everywhere you go. Memorize it and use it in your prayer time. Make it so much a part of your life it feels and fits well on you! Regularly go over these verses to keep them fresh in your mind and heart. You can speak them on the way to work as a means of prayer for your day. Another idea, after each text you receive, remember a verse.

So get ready, woman of God, aim and shoot!

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Kemi Searcy
Pastor Kemi Searcy is a recognized and highly respected pastor, teacher, prayer warrior, and founder and president of Women in Ministry International (WIMI). She is also the co-pastor of the thriving, multi-generational, nondenominational Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery, AL.

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