by Dennis Marquardt

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How to Have the Edge in Battle! (7 of 8)
Series: Spiritual Warfare
Dennis Marquardt
Eph. 6:17b; Matt. 4:1-11; 1 Tim. 4:13-16

INTRO: The most powerful weapon man has ever possessed has not been invented in this century, nor has it been invented by man at all! The greatest weapon known to man is the Word of God! Though the Egyptian Pharaohs and their great empires have come and gone, though the mighty Babylonians have long since turned to dust, though the great Persian empire has disappeared and Alexander the Great and his great Greek empire is no longer around, and even the mighty Roman empire has not survived .. the Word of God is still here and going strong as always!

ILLUS: Percentage of Americans who own at least five Bibles: 27 -- Harper's, 10/95. ''To Verify,'' Leadership.

Some of our greatest leaders recognized the power of God's Word:

ILLUS: ''It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.'' -- George Washington
''The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.'' -- Herbert Hoover
''In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.'' -- Abraham Lincoln
-- As quoted in Bob Phillips, Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts and Funny Sayings, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1993), p. 39.

The believer is not without the most effective weapon ever known to man. With God's Word we possess a power greater than the atom bomb, greater than the newest cruise missiles, and more accurate than the best smartest bomb ever made!

PROP. SENT: The Bible teaches us that we can defeat Satan and sin in our lives. God's Word provides the ...

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