This website is powered by the Eternal Promises of God’s Word. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life… and the Word. One such promise is that God’s Word shall not return void (empty) ISAIAH 55:11. Another is that Jesus’ words are spirit and life!JOHN 6:63
So it is that we esteem the Word of God on this web site. God’s name is holy, yet He magnified (exalted) His Word above His name PSALM 138:2. It is the Word of God that changes lives and brings the power of God into the living dead, shining Light where darkness once reigned.
The Word is likened to a sword in both Hebrews and Ephesians:
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. HEB 4:12(Emphasis added)
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God … and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Eph 6:11-18 (Emphasis added)
Have you noticed that the Sword is primarily an offensive weapon designed to cut the enemy down quickly? The Hebrews application is obviously dealing with those who are either enemies of Christ (under the wrath of God because of their unbeliefJOHN 3:36), as well as those in Christ. This sharp scalpel, expertly wielded in the hands of the Physician, is thrust into those who hear the Word and believe, to perform an immediate heart transplant and give new life, as well as the removal of unseen cancerous sin in His followers. He performs flawless heart surgery. He does the surgery, yet He commands us to hold the blade.
When we go into battle, we definitely want armor, but without a weapon, there is little chance for survival. His Word is our Sword for our spiritual battles EPH 6. With His Sword in hand, we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us!
Interestingly, witnessing and proclaiming the Gospel to the lost utilizes both of these functions. The unbeliever has a hardened heart, and nothing else but the Sword of the Spirit will penetrate this rocky soil. The larger struggle is that the sinner is blinded by “the god of this world,” 2CO 4:4 aka satan, and most likely under demonic influence. The Word of God is your fail-safe solution; the weapon of choice for any soldier of Christ.