Sunday, January 15, 2017

The ETERNAL Word of Almighty God - Sharper Than Any Light Saber!

Dear friends, if you can get past the title and read this full post you will be truly amazed at what the Word of Almighty God has to say about His precious Word which is established FOREVER (Psalm 119:89, 144, 152, 160, 138:2, John 17:17).

One of the things that I have been taught from the very being in helping children, adults, people etc how to learn any particular truth is to use what they mentally know by experience or association. By using what they know it is easy to communicate to them the ETERNAL TRUTHS of Almighty God with the Holy Spirit's conviction, exhortation and correction (John 16:7-14)

By using what they know it is easy to communicate to them the ETERNAL TRUTHS of Almighty God with the Holy Spirit's conviction and correction.

Since 1977  countless millions of individuals have been exposed to the Star Wars saga, which is an epic story of good verses evil. Millions around the world can relate to this movie series and to its characters. In the spirit of keeping to this principle that I shared with you at the beginning of this post and since Star Wars is once again dominant and front and center globally in the movie world; I will be doing a little series on teaching core Bible TRUTHS via Star Wars examples. Sounds foolish to some no doubt but our Lord in the days of His flesh did the exact thing. Did He not?  From taxes, to Jewish traditions, to fig trees, to seeds, farming, fishing, shepherding, sheep, water, bread, nets, plows, light, darkness, taxes, children, leaven, harvest etc... the Lord Jesus used them all to communicate the wondrous TRUTHS of Almighty God and so will we!

Well OK then ... lets roll!

No weapon from this worldly realm can even begin to compare to the sword of Almighty God, which is forged in the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, LIGHT and TRUTH of Almighty God's ETERNAL Person Himself!

To Star Wars fans no weapon is more powerful and exciting then the light saber! This weapon was the weapon of choice of the Jedi Knights and the evil Sith lords in close combat situations. The light saber is a weapon that could cut through almost anything and absolutely deadly if it came across your body or body parts in a duel. In Paul's day, Paul used a very familiar weapon in the arsenal of the Roman elite solider to help describe to the saints the absolute cutting power of the Word of Almighty God (Heb. 4:12). This sword described by Paul was called the machaira! The machaira (sword) was a very sharp dagger for close combat fighting for slicing, cutting and stabbing one's opponent in battle. This short, extremely sharp dagger/sword was absolutely deadly in the hands of a master wielder. As we shall see in our study, out of all the weapons in the arsenal of mankind from stones to nuclear bombs, no weapon from this worldly realm can ever begin to compare to the sword of Almighty God (the Sword of the ETERNAL Spirit of Almighty God), which is forged in the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, LIGHT and TRUTH of Almighty God's ETERNAL Person Himself!

The light saber like the machaira/sword requires much learning, skill and training to use correctly against the enemy. So also is it with the child of God! Many believers and unbelievers who have tried to wield this weapon in ignorance or unskilled have brought upon themselves the horrific consequences of their actions.

The light saber like the machaira/sword requires much learning, skill and training to use correctly against the enemy (Psalm 119, Psalm 119:1-2,16, 24, 47, John 17:17, Rom. 5:1-5, Heb. 11:1, 6, 1 John 5:3-4). So also is it with the child of God! Many believers and unbelievers who have tried to wield this weapon in ignorance or unskilled have brought upon themselves the horrific consequences of their actions (Saved) - 1 Cor. 2:10-11, 3:1-3, Heb. 5:12, James 1:6-8, 3:13-18) even to the point in willful ignorance unto their ETERNAL doom (Unsaved - Matt. 7:21-23, 22:11-23, 2 Peter 3:16, Jude 1:2-3, 17-19).

The Word and Sword of Almighty God is ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, LIGHT and TRUTH which can cut asunder all darkness, lies, deceit, slander, deception, evil euphemisms, twisted truths of fallen man and the Devil himself.

By the application of Almighty God's Word by faith, the child of God will grow to know with confidence, full assurance, experience and power how use this ETERNAL spiritual weapon that can defeat all principalities and powers (spiritual and human - Eph. 6:12) and that in its wielding "can pierce even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit; and of the joints and marrow (spirit and flesh), and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of every human heart (Heb. 4:12)! My dear friends, there is absolutely NO comparison; no light saber or human weapon since the beginning of creation (from stones to nuclear bombs) can EVER do that!

The Word and Sword of Almighty God is ETERNALLY RIGHTEOUS, LIGHT and TRUTH, which can cut asunder ALL darkness, lies, falsehood, deceit, slander, deception, evil euphemisms, twisted truths of fallen man and even the fallen master, the Devil himself. Satan is the father of all falsehood (John 8:44). He willingly abandoned ETERNAL REALITY, LIGHT, the ETERNAL ABSOLUTES of RIGHTEOUSNESS for delusion, error, anarchy, disorder and ETERNAL damnation (Isa. 14:12-15, Ezek. 28:12- 19, John 8:44, Rev. 20:10). Just as all the darkness can NEVER put out the tiniest of light or override 2 +2 = 4, nor can all the lies of Hell ever be true or stand before ETERNAL TRUTH; so also is the ETERNAL established POWER of Almighty God's Word and Sword that absolutely none can stand before it in Heaven above or in hell below (Psalm 119:89, 144, 152, 160, Matt. 18:18, John 16:7-11, 17:17, Heb. 4:12).

Just as all the darkness can NEVER put out the tiniest of light or override 2 +2 = 4, nor can all the lies of Hell ever be true or stand before ETERNAL TRUTH; so also is the ETERNAL established POWER of Almighty God's Word and Sword that absolutely none can stand before it in Heaven above or in hell below!

For the child of Almighty God (John 1:12) this is the weapon that our Heavenly Father has given us to wield as we walk and fight in this fallen world (John 16:7-11, 17:17, Eph, 6:10-19), which is ruled by Satan, its dark lord (Eph. 2:1-2).

If our ETERNAL Lord and Savior, who is THE ETERNAL Word of God used Almighty God's ETERNAL established Word with great authority and effect against the Gates of Hell's legions so can we!

Our Lord used the established Word of God in the days of His flesh at His testing by Satan to defeat him and send him fleeing (Matt. 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13). Our Lord used it against the unrighteous religious leaders and masses of Israel (Matt. 15:1-9, 21:41-46; 22:29-32; 37-46; 26:53-56; 63-64, Mark 3:29; 10:6-9;12:24: 13:14, Luke 4:16-20; John 5:39-40, 7:37-38). Our Lord also used it to correct and teach His disciples (Matt. 12:40; 16:21; 17:12; 24:44, Mark 3:29; 13:14, etc...). If our ETERNAL Lord and Savior, who is THE ETERNAL Word of God (John 1:1-3) used Almighty God's ETERNAL established Word with great authority and effect against the Gates of Hell's legions so can we (Matt. 18:18; 28:18, John 14:12; 17:17, Acts 1:8)! Jesus has commanded us and has encouraged us to do so with great courage unto great victory for the Father's ETERNAL glory and honor (Matt. 28:18-20, John 17, Acts 1:8)!

Almighty God has given us the most powerful weapon in ALL ETERNITY to use at will as we walk through time in which none can stand before (demonic or fallen man)!

Beloved, our fight is a spiritual one as the Holy Spirit has told us in God's Word (Eph. 6:10-18)! Almighty God has given us the most powerful weapon in ALL ETERNITY to use at will as we walk through time in which none can stand before (demonic or fallen man (Rom. 8:28-39). God has given us the most powerful weapon to use in prayer for Almighty God's glory, will and way (Matt. 18:18, John 16:7-11, John 5:14-15); and He has given us the most powerful weapon to use even against our fallen heart and old nature (Rom. 6:19, 7:18-25, 1 Cor. 11:31, 2 Cor. 10:5, Eph. 5:26, 1 John 1:9). Dear friends, consider this... If all the billions of people throughout the world were in confederacy against, if all the nuclear bombs and weapons of time were used against, if all the deception and slanders since the beginning of time were executed against, if all the floods and horrific conditions and settings of time were unleashed upon, nothing in this world and in the spiritual one can EVER overturn nor override 2 + 2 = 4!

If this established absolute of time (2 +2 = 4) is absolutely sure, established and unchangeable, then how much ETERNALLY more so  and sure is the Word of God which He has exalted above His ETERNAL Person and Name.

If this established absolute of time (2 +2 = 4) is absolutely sure, established and unchangeable, then how much ETERNALLY more so  and sure is the Word of God which He has exalted above His ETERNAL Person and Name (Psalm 138:2). It is absolutely impossible to overturn or override the ETERNALLY ESTABLISHED Word of Almighty God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalm 119:89, 144, 152, 160, 138:2)! Even Almighty God Himself has placed His ETERNAL Word before His own WONDROUS Name (Psalm 138:2)!!! O... glory!!  Dearly beloved, do you truly understand how absolutely wonderful this TRUTH is to the child of Almighty God and how ETERNALLY dreadful this is to the lawless unrepentant hater of Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS?! When this wondrous ETERNAL TRUTH gets a hold of the believing heart and is executed in the yielded life to the will of the Father there is absolutely no limit to what God will do in this one's life for His ETERNAL GLORY and HONOR! Oh beloved, when this wondrous ETERNAL TRUTH brings conviction, repentance and the reception of Almighty God's PERFECT propitiation found in Jesus Messiah (1 John 4:10) to the unsaved transgressor's heart such a one instantly will find ETERNAL pardon, redemption, sanctification, RIGHTEOUSNESS, ETERNAL LIFE, a Divine calling, etc... etc... (1 Cor. 1:30)!

When this wondrous ETERNAL TRUTH gets a hold of the believing heart and is executed in the yielded life to the will of the Father there is absolutely no limit to what God will do in this one's life for His ETERNAL GLORY and HONOR!

Dear friend, what an ETERNAL foundation to build ones life upon here in time and to outwork Almighty God's calling and will for our lives in His grace and mercy (Isa. 26:3, 40:28-31, Matt. 7:24-25, 1 Cor. 2:9, 15:58, 2 Cor. 1:20, 5:17-21, Col. 3:1-4, Phil 4:13, 1 John, 1:9, 3:1-4, 4:4, 5:14-15, Rev. 1:5, 17-18, 22:1-5 etc...etc...!

My dear friends, may it be our true desire to fully exercise all of Almighty God's wondrous resources and promises, knowing that He changes not and His Word is ETERNALLY established! May we be rightly applying God's Word in our life and learning to be - in fear, reverence and great awe in the grace and mercy of God - master wielders of the ETERNAL WORD of God for His GLORY and HONOR in these last days!

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

DJP I.F


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