Summary: The sermon goes into an exposition of hebrews 4 v 12, it describes the characteristics of the word of God and it's tremendous power. It also gives a real life account of how a world war 2 solider escaped because of his bible.
Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV) 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.(Proverbs 21 v 30 & Isaiah 54 v 17)
Interpretation of the verse obtained from meditating on the scripture: (Will provide shortly)
The word of God has three major characteristics according to Hebrew 4 v 12.
3) Sharper than a two-edged sword
Let's examine each characteristic respectively:
The first characteristic is that it's Quick implies that the word of God is quickly manifested as God watches over his word to quickly perform it according to Jeremiah 1 v 12.
The second characteristic is that it's powerful, the Word of God is God himself and it was he who existed in the very beginning and he is omnipotent (all powerful), hence the word of God itself is powerful, it's so powerful that when heaven and earth will pass away the word God remains forever. In fact the word God is immortal and can never be killed. In conclusion the very existence of the universe today and all its elements therein are a result of the awesome power of the word of God. All things came into being by the spoken word of God, as seen in Genesis 1. God said let there be and there was.
The third characteristic is the word of God is the sword of the spirit according to Ephesians 6 v 17, the sword of God breaks the rocks in pieces. The word of God is more powerful than weapon fashioned by man, in fact no weapon fashioned against God's word can prosper. A great war solider was delivered from death because the word of God was in his pocket. Please read the excerpt below:
SAVED BY HIS BIBLE
Private Bush had his devout Christianity to thank for saving his life when, in 1917, two bullets destined for his chest were stopped by a Bible he kept in his breast pocket.
Pte Bush was knocked off his feet and into a shell hole on the ravaged battlefield in Ypres, Belgium, and nearly drowned before being dragged to safety by his comrades.
They feared Pte Bush had been mortally wounded but instead found a bullet lodged in the brown Bible. Another had ricocheted off the Bible and passed through his collarbone.
Following the war Pte Bush worked in a paper mill in Bristol. He died in 1960 aged 76.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739338/The-Great-War-Soldiers-saved-pocket-Bible-whistle-camera-Incredible-stories-three-heroes-cheated-death-revealed-time.html#ixzz4DwuvnsfZ
Wow! That was amazing right? The word of God is powerful isn't?
George Washington said it is not possible to rightly govern the world without God and the bible. This is another attestation to the tremendous power of God's word.
Read the Bible daily, meditate on it day and night and see the awesome power of God manifesting in your life.
In 6 weeks time you will see a remarkable difference in your spiritual life. No man who read the word of God constantly was a failure. All the kings of Israel that failed were none bible readers, they didn't study the word constantly as in the injuction of Moses in Exodus 17 v 18; The secret to david's success was that he studied the word of God 7 times according to Psalm 119 v 164. Scientist recommend that we should drink water 6-8 times a day to stay hydrated, as 70% of our body is made from water. We are 100% created from dust which was created by the word of God hence, if we take as much as 6-8 glasses a day we might need to take more to stay spiritually hydrated.
1) Oh Lord make me a reservoir of your word in Jesus name.
2) Every evil SUN choking the word of God from my heart, sword of God kill it, in Jesus name.
3) My father speak to me today through your word in Jesus name.
4) Sword of Gideon and of the word of God slay my Midianites today in Jesus name.
5) Oh sword of the word of God pierce through any evil deposit in my body in Jesus name.
6) Oh sword of the word of God pierce through everything that is not of God in my body & spirit in Jesus name.
7) Oh sword of the word of God discern every evil thought and intent of my heart and destroy it, in Jesus name.
8) Oh sword of the word of God cut down any evil tree in body, soul and spirit, in Jesus name.
9) Sword of Gideon and of the word of God slay my midanites today in Jesus name.