Welcome to Week 7 of our series on the Armor of God and our message for February 21. Ephesians 6:17 says, …”take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Our main focus is on the temptation of Christ when He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. I reference Matthew 4:1-11 but you can find other accounts in Mark 1 and Luke 4. Jesus overcame the temptations by using His sword. He repeatedly said, “the scriptures say…” You and I must do the same. The devil made sure the stage was set for this showdown in the wilderness. A number of things converged at the same time adding to an already challenging encounter. In a day when we are faced with a myriad number of uncertainties and challenges, how Jesus overcame the odds is a textbook example of how we can win each day. Stay sharp! Stand firm! Thanks for watching.