The Sword of Your Mouth! Your Words Cut Two Ways!
(Ver 1.2) I have blogged about the words of your mouth a couple of times now and today will be Part 3 in the series and I will be talking about something that is completely new and different. However, if you haven’t read this series from the beginning I would suggest that you go and start with “Part 1“. The Bible tells us very clearly that Jesus has a sword coming out of His mouth, that He is able to destroy those who oppose Him. This is widely accepted as a figurative representation of the power of God’s word word spoken. If you do not understand this concept, I will try to talk about that first in this blog and clarify it a little more to help you better understand the concept of the power of spoken of words. Let’s start by reading some foundational verses found in Revelation:
Rev 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
God is truly an awesome God! It shocked me a while back when I heard about a group of people in the U.S. getting together to form a militia to help God fight the coming Anti-Christ. They were gathering guns and ammo like it would be useful to God. Where people get this idiotic ideas I really have no clue. These people obviously do not know God or understand the power of God. This verse in Revelation 19 tells us that Jesus will be sitting on a white horse and He will kill everyone opposing Him, simply by speaking some choice directed words at them. That is a clear example of the power of God in action. God says something and then it happens. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? You can learn this from reading the Bible starting in Genesis 1 and going all the way through to Revelation 22. God’s spoken words will always prevail and will always come to pass.
Rev 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword1 of my mouth.
Jesus speaking to the church in Pergamos, warns them to change or else they will also see the sword of His mouth come against them. We can easily understand that God is a Spirit (John 4:24) and that God is not talking about a physical sword coming out of the mouth of Jesus. We can therefore, conclude that this described sword is a symbolic representative for the spiritual force that exists in the power of God’s Spoken Word. I really hope you understand this concept. Did you notice that God says this sword has two edges. Two edges describes a weapon that can cut in either of the two directions depending upon which way you swing it. Two edges could could also symbolically mean something else. The words of your mouth can be a blessing to someone or a curse to someone. There exists two realms of possible types of words in the world and these are either good words or bad words, positive words or negative words, words of blessings or words of cursing, all of these are examples of a sword that can be used for two different things. The power of any sword is always the same, non-existent until used. Therefore the power of any weapon will forever be dependent upon the directed purpose of the user. In much the same way how a natural gun is used in the hands of the shooter, a spiritual weapon can be used for two completely different purposes. The natural gun can be used as a positive thing to help people or a negative weapon to hurt people. These are parallel truths concerning the words of your mouth. What I will do is give you some more scriptures that help to confirm what I have just said so let’s take a look at these:
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
God is speaking prophetically in this verse about the coming events in Revelation. The wicked one described here is the future antichrist who will be revealed. The double edge sword we read about in Revelation in the mouth of Jesus, is now called something completely new and different in this verse. This symbolic sword is called the “Spirit of His Mouth”. This is still a description of something that is very powerful. It has the ability to destroy or literally consume those who are opposing Him. Do you understand that God’s spoken words are His Spiritual Power released? This is an awesome revelation of something that is found within the character and nature of God, the Almighty. God is often described to be omnipotent, but what makes God this way is what we will explore now:
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the wordsthat I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
You can see a second confirmation that the Words of God are Spirit! This verse is Jesus speaking to us and He says that His words are this Spirit that quickens. To quicken is a term that means to give life to. God’s words are declared to be a force of life to us. Because of what God has spoken we can live. You will notice if you study the Bible, that Jesus chose His words very carefully and never shot off His mouth with random thoughts. His words were always directed and had a purpose. Much of what Jesus said, were nothing but Old Testament quotes of past words of God spoken through the prophets. But, God’s words were always relevant and important. Now let’s look what the Bible says about the Power of God?
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
We can now see another verse about the Word of God. This time God reveals that All of His Power is in His Word. Therefore, we cannot separate God from His Word or we could say His Word is God (John 1:1)! This is why John 6:63 said the Words that Jesus spoke they were from God’s Spirit and they contain His life giving Power for those who received them. God’s Words are Spirit! God’s Words are Life! God’s Words are Power! As we have seen before they are also a weapon against His enemies. So we can understand that the Words of God can give life to some and take life from others who do not accept salvation. That is the nature of a double edged sword. One aspect is always positive and the other is very negative. That was a summary of several foundational truths that the Bible teaches us about the Word of God and the Sword of the Spirit.
So how does this apply to us? What good does all of this information do me? Are there any benefits to speaking God’s Word for me? In other words what’s in this lesson for me? We all know that God is all powerful, so how does this power help me? Start by asking yourself this question. Why did God give us a huge book of His Written Word? Does the written Word of God have any power rising from the pages? Obviously not! Therefore, these written words can only help me if I can learn to speak them. I beleive that only by speaking His Word will it help us. I beleive this is one of the main reasons why God gave us His Word. God gives us His Word so that we can put it in our minds. He also gave us the Word so that we could put it in our hearts (spirits). Finally, I believe that He gave us His Word so that we can now choose to put it in our mouths to speak it (Mat 12:34).
Heb 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.
Let me let you in on a secret, you see in the Bible it says God is not the only one with a two edged sword in his mouth. In fact you do not have to think very hard for very long before you figure out that every person in the world can open their mouth and speak words. This also includes other spiritual beings like angels, demons and Satan. They all have mouths which emit words that come from their spirits. But, this verse in Hebrews says that God’s sword is sharper and more powerful than any of the others that might exist. This verse clearly informs us that the other mouths have power in them, but only that they are in a limited capacity compared to God’s spoken Words. Do you get this concept? If man was made in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26), like the Bible clearly says we were, then if God’s Words are sharp and powerful, then our words must have a limited resemblance to His. But, here is the major part of God’s contribution to man, God gave us His words to put into our mouth and the Bible says that God watches over His word to perform it (Jer 1:12). Wow, I hope you understand what I just said. The implications are far reaching if you can accept it and believe it.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
In Ephesians chapter 6, God commands the church to put on the armor of God. Each of the armor pieces described to us is a symbolic representation of a spiritual truth of a completed work of God. In fact every piece of armor is something that God has already given to us. It is now up to us to take it up and put it on. This aromor includes the Shield of Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Belt of Truth, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Shoes of Peace. God is telling the church that there is a coming spiritual war and you must get ready for it. So far all of the weapons of armor that I just mentioned were defensive types of weapons to keep you safe from the blows of the enemy Satan. Then in verse 17 of Ephesians 6, God finally tells the church to take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. How is this Sword of the Spirit going to help us? We finally have a direct connection to our mouths, don’t we? The only way that we can use the Word of God as the Sword of the Spirit to our advantage is to speak it. This is a very powerful, spiritual Bible law being revealed to us. What you say is far more important than what you can possibly imagine or know right now.
Isa 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
God is prophesying an awesome new covenant that is now established with us, the church and God says that He will put His Words in our mouth. These words will not depart from our mouths, nor from the mouths of our seed. Who are those called the Seed of Abraham? We in the church are the seed of Abraham (Gal 3:29)! Who is the Seed of the Woman? You probably do not know this, but the church is the Seed of the Woman (Rev 12:17). God’s Word will not depart from our mouths and we will overcome Satan by His Blood and His Word that He has given to Us (Rev 12:11)! I told you earlier that this was a Biblical Spiritual Law being revealed to us. Let’s look at an Old Testament example of this.
Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
The lessons found in the Bible are deep and complex and have many hidden truths within them. Because we do not understand them we usually just read over them and do not grasp that these words apply to us and what we do today. God lets us into the secret to success on this planet in this verse. It is a basic spiritual principle and law that is not very difficult to follow if you can understand it. God tells Joshua that He should speak His word both Day and Night. We could say that means constantly or every waking moment. God is teaching Joshua about the Sword of the Spirit that will cause him to be a great success in this world. But, there is an implied opposite truth found in this verse also. God says by impled antithesis that if you do not speak the word of God you will not be a success. Do you want to be prosperous and successful in life? God is telling how, right here!
I guess I have gone long enough in this blog and given you plenty of new things to think about. The sword of your mouth is either a blessing or a curse to you and to those you direct it at. While your negative words will never be able to put a curse on me, they will cause curses to come upon you and your children. What you say is so completely important that I cannot emphasize enough for you to think before you speak. If you do not have a Bible verse that backs what you are about to say, I would not say it.
If you would like to continue reading this series of lessons on spoken words you can go to “Part 4“.
Posted on May 28, 2010, in Bible Study, Understanding, Words and tagged Bible, Christianity, Church, Covenants, God, Holy Spirit, Interpretation, Jesus, man, Prophecy, Religion, Revelation, Satan, Truth, understanding, Words. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.