ECWA FOOD FOR THE DAY - Saturday 19th February, 2022

ENCOUNTERING THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

TEXTS: REVELATION 1 : 16; HEBREWS 4 : 12


A sword is a long metal blade typically used in battle. A double-edged sword has the advantage of being able to cut with both edges. In John's description of Christ according to our first passage today, a doubled-edged sword is said to come out of His mouth. How can a sword come out of the mouth? Paul helps us in Ephesians 6 : 17 to understand that the sword is actually the Word of God.


Furthermore, in Heb. 4: 12 we are told that the Word of God is, in fact, sharper than any double-edged sword considering what it can do. Unlike a normal sword, this one is living and active. It is able to divide soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart! This is possible because this double-edge sword, being the Word of God, proceeds from Christ.


Is the living Word living in you? Then why is there no sign of life in you? What habits or lifestyle do you want to get rid of? The double-edged sword, which is able to rend asunder soul and spirit, joints and marrow, is able to sever or cut that out of your life. This sword, by far, does better than the best surgical blade in the hands of the best surgeon. As you wait for the appearance of Christ with the clouds, remember that this double-edged sword will be used to judge. It will judge the thoughts and the attitudes of your heart.


QUESTION

Are you willing to let Jesus, the Chief Surgeon, use His double-edged sword on you?


PRAYER

Lord, I know the attitudes that need cutting off from my life. Make me willing to allow You rid me of them, Amen.

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