Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Sword of the Spirit is NOT your Bible

Coming up Pentecostal, I would often hear people say, "I'm not going anywhere without my Sword".  They would hold up their Bible proudly.  Certainly the Bible contains weapons, swords.  But it is not your sword.

So what is?  We are told In Ephesians to pick up the Sword of the Spirit.

Jesus is described in Revelation 19:15 as using a sword. 

"Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty".
Sounds pretty rough.  But how does Jesus Wield that weapon? He strikes down the nations. Does He come and knock them in the head?  No he does something else. 

Hebrews 4:12 says:
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

So somehow that Sword in Jesus mouth is able to do great things.  Exposing our innermost thoughts and desires.  It is alive.

I have had some people say that the Bible is alive.. that it is a living testament.  True when it is spoken out.  But a Bible on a bookshelf is as dead as a dictionary.  No life.  Inert. No Sword. 

So how does this happen.  We know that the word of God has power.. when spoken out.  In Genesis ten Times God says "Let there BE" and there is.  Spirit Action. 

Jesus present at creation is called the WORD. John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus then before Going back into Heaven, says to His Disciples and you and me... Greater Works shall you do...

HOW?  By using the sword He gave us.

Your Sword, you active to dividing bone and marrow, your creative sword that calls things into being, the weapon that destroys the works of the Devil casting him OUT of people is the Word of GOD in YOUR MOUTH. 

The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God Spoken from our Mouth.  Just Like Jesus in Revelation.  Just like the creative Power of Creation.  Just like the capacity to reveal intentions.

We must learn to use the Sword of the Spirit in our mouth to accomplish great things in God.. and in our destiny..  NOW warrior of God, take up your sword and speak His word and His will with confidence.

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