Summary: The word is powerful.
I have a sword
Heb 4:12 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.
Jdg 8:20 And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.
1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Man In Kansas City Injured In An Explosion - Face Badly Disfigured - Lost Both Hands - Lost Eyesight Completely - New Christian - Greatest Disappointment Was That He Could No Longer Read The Bible - Heard About An English Woman Who Read Braille With Her Lips - His Nerve Endings In His Lips Also Destroyed - Once, His Tongue Touched Some Of The Raised Characters - Read More Than Four Times Using His Tongue!
Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” - Jeremiah 23:29
His word tears down barriers and walls
And builds up minds hearts and estemm
Burns out dross junk and garbage and purifies
Matt 4:4 - Jesus: "It is written: ’Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’"
People need more than bread for their life; we must feed on every Word of God.
The truth transforms us.
Imagine the Power of God’s Word - in Genesis, things come into being - not by His hands, but His spoken Word. He speaks, and there was light!
There is POWER in the Word - power to change lives.
When God creates, He just SPEAKS forth. Jesus needs only to say, BE HEALED... and things change. When we read, believe and act on God’s Word, we experience a CHANGE.
Proverbs 13:13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that (feareth) the commandment shall be rewarded.
Feareth:) = to stand in awe of, reverence, honour, respect, To cause astonishment and awe,
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Ro 10:17 Faith cometh by hearing and hearing, and hearing).
immersion, submersion (of vessels sunk) to dip repeatedly
2) to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one’s self, bathe
This process is affected by repeatedly applying Gods word and Gods thoughts in the place of our own.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and (continueth) therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
(This is what is known as abiding in the word).
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
*The word of God is only the sword of the spirit in your behalf when it is coming out of your spirit, Only that word which has taken root in your spirit producing faith has any power when it comes out of your mouth. (Quoting scriptures is not the sword of the spirit).
2 Cor 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
*The word of God will never be the sword of the spirit in your behalf until it becomes God speaking to you personally, It must become your life source.
Mt 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
The word is a lamp and a light (Ps 119:105)
The word is health to our flesh (Pro 4:22)
The word is food for the spirit - Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
The word is milk to the baby (1Pet 2:24) As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word.
The word is meat for the men:
(Heb 5:14) Strong meat belongeth to those who have their senses excercised by reason of use to discern both good and evil.
The word is a devouring fire (Jer 5:14)
The word is a crushing hammer (Jer 23:29)
The word is Divinely inspired (All scripture is given by inspiration of God )-2Tim 3:16