“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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.” Hebrews 4:12
The Word of God, the sword of the Spirit, lays waste vain imaginations and philosophies of man. This IS the two edge sword with which Christ subdues His enemies and It does not come back void (Isaiah 55:11). God’s Word is the axe at the root of the tree which doesn’t bring forth good fruit.
“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 exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For the Believer to pick up carnal weapons prescribed by man to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil, we are in fact picking up another sword. The pulpits who pick up any other sword other than the Word of God to advance the Kingdom will in fact perish with the weapon by which they have lifted up among the people…for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword (Matthew 26:52).
The axe is at the root of the tree. Judgment begins at the House of God. Discern the weapon we bear. Is it carnal?
God’s weapon is His Word and cannot be used against Him. It will divide asunder the evil intent cloaked with good intentions and place those who have believed and chose to follow Jesus Christ on solid ground. The Word of God is the sword by which our hearts are circumcised and our faith is built on a sure foundation of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. If it’s not Jesus Christ and Him crucified, it is another sword…it is another Jesus.
From Genesis to Revelation we are told of God’s Redemption plan for all of humanity and it was and is by Grace through faith…faith in Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross. Knowing Who He is and what He did, we have no doubt as to His glorious Resurrection and because of His Resurrection we know, that we know, that we know that every sin was paid in full. The penalty of sin was paid and the power of sin broken by the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Preach the Word, sword by which the Lord subdues His enemies. Be instant in season and out of season. Know in Whom you have believed. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren