A Sword in the Mouth

Christians, God was giving me a revelation about an image described many times in the Bible.  When Jesus is described, His weapon is a sword, and it always seems to be coming out of His mouth.  As a young kid, even into my adult years, I heard of it but never really grasped the full concept.  I feel like I am better understanding it now.

Jesus is coming back as a warrior, a conquering king, but why not a sword in His hand?  The Bible says the weapons we have are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds.  Also that what we bind in heaven is bound on earth, the same with the things we loose in heaven and on earth.  In James he states that life AND death is in the power of the tongue.  When Jesus cursed the Fig tree, He didn’t go get an ax and chop it down, He spoke to it, at it.

When Jesus comes back the mere words He will say will chop down the unrighteous before Him. Look at God, the very words He spoke created everything we see.  Why is this so important?  

In Genesis, God said let us create man in our image and He breathed His life essence into us.  So what does that mean?  Christians, look in a mirror, stick out your tongue.  The little pinkish red fleshy thing we call a tongue is as powerful as a 5 foot double-edged William Wallace type sword.  When we realize this, we will be MORE careful how we use it.  We will think before we speak, we will be very careful at who we point it, we will be sensitive and not purposefully cut others down with our remarks.

We need to fully embrace our positions as conquerors and co-heirs with Christ, as we share in His sufferings, we will share in His glory and part of His glory is His weaponry.  The next time you get upset and are about to let someone have it, STOP, think, would you swing a huge sword at them and chop them down physically?  If not, then you might not want to do it to them Spiritually, because spiritual wounds can be harder to recover from for some.  So bite your tongue.  God gave us this wonderful weapon for fighting the ENEMY.  For advancing the Kingdom and protecting the weak.  Use it wisely and really be careful on how you speak to your fellow Christians, but especially the lost.  God gives us power and authority, we must steward it in the way He leads us.  In love and compassion, humility and meekness.  When in doubt, don’t speak out, be wise, be silent, be safe, In Jesus Name, Amen.

Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  Revelation 19:15 (NIV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.  II Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)

Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  Matthew 18:18 (NIV)

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.  Romans 8:16-17 (NIV)


written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017

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