Defending the Word is very important, NOT because the Word cannot defend itself, but because, the Word cannot work without a vessel or someone to work through.
For example, take David’s mighty men (2 Samuel 23).
They were defending the Word for their hour. Of course, David, being the Word of the hour. And, also being a type of Christ.
That’s just like Christ and His Bride, we are defending our Word for the hour: Christ.
So going back to David, his mighty men were defending him.When David became King his mighty men were rulers of minor cities.
Just like us and Christ,but in a better picture we will rule and reign with Him in Heaven!!