Sword of the Spirit!

Did you know that Jesus is the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit?

 

Sword of the Spirit

 

Hebrews 4:12

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. ūüôā

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?

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!

Blessings,

Michelle

 

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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! ūüôā 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!

You Will Face Opposition

Are You Prepared?

You will face opposition so… ¬†Are You Prepared?

I want you to be ready once you have set your mind to the task at hand.  No matter how big or how small your task is, once you make a proclamation or decree that you will do something, HERE IT COMES!

THERE’S OPPOSITION AND ADVERSITY ON EVERY SIDE!

NOW WHAT?

Here’s the thing to ask yourself, “Am I going to believe what God says about me or am I going to listen to the enemy who wants to destroy me?” ¬†That battle has already been won when Jesus took your place on the cross. ¬†Every lie, every doubt, every shame, that Satan wants to bring against you to tell you that you can’t do it…it’s ALL been taken care of already.

Now, listen to me here. ¬†My whole point in telling you this is so that you can be equipped to go forth and conquer. ¬†I know that the language I use may sound “foreign” to you but I want to teach you to USE the principles of the WORD of God and APPLY them to your life. ¬†I want you to understand that the problems you face, as a child of the KING, are not your battles to fight and you already have the victory.

Every person, place or thing that tries to put a roadblock in your path once you have decided to move forward…all the opposition that comes against you.. it’s all SPIRITUAL WARFARE! ¬†However, you have no need to be afraid. ¬†That slimy devil is a liar and he has no power over you. ¬†He is defeated, beaten, and out of the fight.

If you know that the KING OF KINGS has your back and that Satan has no power over you, I promise it will change the way you look at everything. When the opposition raises up, just recognize it for what it is.  It really is not about you!

I get discouraged sometimes and this is the way that I get back up.  I speak out of my mouth so that I hear it and every power and principality and ruler in dark places hears it.  If you are a born again, child of the King, do what I do!  Jesus said to do this, by the way.

I rebuke you Satan, in the mighty name of Jesus! ¬†You have no power over me and I will not fear you or any of your stupid tricks. ¬†Get away from me, and take all your filthy, stinking, lying buddies with you, In Jesus’ name!

It will feel a little awkward to you, in the beginning, but it works.  If you are completely encompassed about on every side with opposition, do this. Picture yourself standing in the middle of it all with a sword in your hand.  Now, extend that sword and spin around in a circle, clearing the space around you.

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That’s YOUR space now!¬†(Jesus is just smiling and so proud of you at this point!) ¬†Those words that you just spoke when you rebuked Satan, that’s Jesus! ¬†He IS that WORD, and He is that SWORD!

I love you and I want you to live in victory!  Go forth and conquer.  You are an overcomer and nothing is impossible to you.

May the PEACE OF GOD reign in your life today and always,

Michelle