Sword of the Spirit 1
GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN THE SPIRIT -THE END TIMES WORD-SWORD
THE WAR BETWEEN TWO TYPES OF WORD
And those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits. And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.
(Watchman’s notes: two types of word here. The devil’s word corrupt those who do wicked deeds with flattery. God’s word edifies and builds up those who know Him.)
JESUS REVEALED HIMSELF WITH SWORD FROM HIS MOUTH
He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
(Watchman’s notes: Jesus revealed Himself with the word of God as sword coming out of His mouth. His word works as sword!)
[ The Compromising Church ] “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. (Watchman’s notes: the only way to avoid being killed by the word-sword is to repent immediately. )
Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
(Watchman’s notes: the agent of conflict used word. Refer to James 3)
So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
(Watchman’s notes: even death and hades receive power through the words. And they kill. Refer to James 3)
He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
(Watchman’s notes: TWO TYPES OF SWORDS HERE; the words of the devil vs the word of God)
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
(Watchman’s notes: the word of God can wound the powerful enemy even at end time!)
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (Watchman’s notes: the Lord Himself will rule the nations with His word.)
And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.
(Watchman’s notes: the final end time victory is to be won by the word of God!)
HOW THE WATCHMAN USES THE WORD OF GOD (AS SWORD)
5 Baldness has come upon Gaza, Ashkelon is cut off With the remnant of their valley. How long will you cut yourself?
6 “O you sword of the Lord, How long until you are quiet? Put yourself up into your scabbard, Rest and be still!
7 How can it be quiet, Seeing the Lord has given it a charge Against Ashkelon and against the seashore? There He has appointed it.”
13 And the prophets become wind,
For the word is not in them.
Thus shall it be done to them.”
14 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts:
“Because you speak this word,
Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire,
And this people wood, And it shall devour them.
15 Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar,
O house of Israel,” says the Lord.
“It is a mighty nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know,
Nor can you understand what they say.
Ezekiel 3:16-17 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me:
Psalm 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
Isaiah 49:2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me.”