Did you know that Jesus is the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit?
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.
*I used the dictionary at Merriam-Webster online.
Ok, let’s break this verse down. I know it’s good and fairly understandable like it is but there’s always deeper meaning to words than we give them credit for at first glance. 🙂
For the word of God (Typically- The Bible or referring to Jesus since He is the word of God)
is quick, (Definition of QUICK: not dead : living, alive)
and powerful, (Definition of POWERFUL: having great power, prestige, or influence )
and sharper than any twoedged sword, (Definition of SHARP: adapted to cutting or piercing: as having a thin keen edge or fine point)
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, (Cutting through all things, whether spiritual or physical)
and is a discerner of (Definition of DISCERN: to detect or recognize ALL the differences with all of the senses)
the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Getting to the HEART or innermost BEING of a person’s every thought or intent)
Now, in Michelle’s words…
JESUS is alive, powerful, prestigious, influential and…
HE is the SWORD that cuts through everything, sees everything, knows everything, and gets to the heart of US!
Why would Jesus want to get to the heart of us?
When reading a verse in the Bible, look at the beginning verse of the chapter to see the topic and then read the last verse to get your conclusion.
Verse one of this chapter tells us that we have a promise to enter into His rest. Don’t miss out on the topic!
The chapter ends with this verse – Hebrews 4:16 -Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus is the sword that cuts away all our junk because he wants us to enter into His rest!
He wants us to come BOLDLY and obtain mercy and grace to help in our time of need.
That’s what a loving God we serve!
I hope that you never think of a sword the same again!
Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, and Physically!