Sunday, January 25, 2015

The (S)Word Of The Lord

Matthew 10:34  "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Eph 6:17 ………………… and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Christ in His initial entrance into creation brings the sword of His Word to bear in all of humanity. This brings division not peace. A man’s own household turns against him, and tribulation comes, (all in which the saints are called to patiently endure), on account of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Rev 1:9; 6:9; 19:10)
The sword Christ carries is now in the hands of His Body, the church. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Rev 1:16  In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

Rev 2:12  "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword………………

16  Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.

Christ reveals Himself to be the Word of God, as well as the source of the Word of God.
He wields the sword, even in His church. The church at Pergamum had those who held (hold) both to Balaam’s error, and the teachings of the Nicolaitans. (Rev 2:14-15)
Pergamum means “fortified”, and comes from the root meaning tower or castle. Thus He/we destroy strongholds within the church itself when necessary.  (2 Cor 10:3-5)

Rev 19:
11  Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
12  His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
13  He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
14  And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
15  From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty……..

21  And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse,

So, Christ came, is currently present (in His church), and is coming, to wage war with the sword of His mouth

Ultimately the nations will fall by the power of that sword. The scriptures are not the revelation of a future world war, nuclear war, or some other war of a conventional nature, by which Christ emerges victorious. They reveal an already victorious Christ, who has, and will conquer, by the power of the Gospel, His Word!  (Rev 5:9-10; 11:15)

Psalm 138:2b …………………….for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

His name is the Word of God!

Solus Christus
Sola Scriptura
Soli Deo Gloria

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