John the Baptist indeed baptized the people with water unto repentance, and foretold of Jesus who would baptize with the holy spirit and with fire.(Matthew 3:11-12).
The word of God is sharper than a two edged sword,and it burns as a fire within the believer!(Hebrews 4:12). 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
It is by the word of God we are able to take down the strongholds of the enemy of our soul.(2 Corinthians 10:3-5). 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;