The city of Ephesus was widely known as a spiritually dark place, full of demonism and witchcraft. Much fear and superstition reigned. However, Paul understood that the only weapon to fight against darkness and bring freedom and restoration the steady, methodical, articulation of the Word of God, the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17). The result was astounding. In dramatic fashion many people turned from their idols and spells and turn to Jesus, divulging their practices and burning their books. In this message we learn that the Kingdom of God prevails mightily over the kingdom of darkness when the Word of the Lord is faithfully sowed and practiced.
- The Word of the Lord sowed (vv. 8-10)
- The Word of the Lord practiced (vv. 11-12)
- The Word of the Lord exploited (vv. 13-16)
- The Word of the Lord prevailed (vv. 17-20)