DAVID AND GOLIATH: THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR
YOU ARE THE SHEATH AND
SWORD OF THE LORD
THE TWOEDGED (LOGOS AND RHEMA) SWORD OF THE LORD
Commentary: You are “the sword of the Lord” (Jud 7:18,20), and your body is the sheath (scabbard, holster: Acts 2:1-13). The sword is the Word of God. The Swordsmith creates and “proves” (Rom 12:2) His sharp sword by first submitting the raw metal to extreme melting heat in the burning fiery furnace, which separates the impurities from the base metal. He then pours the molten metal into a model or mold in the form of the sword desired, in our case we are a twoedged sword (as was Jesus Christ: Heb 4:12 logos – seed - Law; Eph 6:17 rhema – fruit - Grace). The twoedged sword is then thrust back into the burning fiery furnace until it becomes red hot. Then the red hot sword is placed upon an anvil and smitten repeatedly with a hammer to sharpen it; and then the sharpened sword is immediately and completely immersed into water to seal its sharpness.
(Jer 23:29) Is not my word
like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces?
(Rom 12:1,2) I beseech you
therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing [renovating:
renewing /// restoration] of your mind, that ye may prove
[i.e. having been put to the test
successfully] what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.
(Heb 4:12) For the word [logos] of
God is quick [alive, lively],
and powerful [active, operative:
effective], 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.
sharper = Gk: G5114. (to cut; more comprehensive or decisive than G2875,
as if by a single stroke; whereas that implies repeated blows, like hacking);
more keen: sharper.
(Luke 8:11) Now the parable
is this: The seed is the word [logos]
(Eph 6:17) And take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word [rhema] of God:
7. (John 12:47,48) And if any man hear my words [rhema: everybody heard the word in the Sower Soweth The Seed parable], and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words [rhema - Grace], hath one that judgeth him: the word [logos - Law] that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Commentary: The righteous wrath of God the Father burns, “For our god is a consuming fire” (Heb 12:29), against all sin in the “iron furnace” of Egypt (Deut 4:20), a furnace of melting heat which softens the hardness of our hearts and separates sin from us. The love of God the Son (“And the Word [logos]was made flesh, and dwelt among us” John 1:14) is the hammer that smites the melted metal (prepared ground) of our hearts, that drives the seed of God’s word deep into our softened hearts like nails into a wooden cross, and further shapes and sharpens us (to shape and to sharpen are one). God the Holy Spirit is the water (the rhema word of the Spirit) which washes us (Eph 5:26) and seals the love of Jesus Christ (the seed) inside us by encompassing us, like the water of a raindrop encompasses a speck of dust, with the word of God. “Hast not thou made an hedge about him” (Job 1:10).
1. hedge = Heb: to entwine, i.e. shut in (for formation, protection or restraint: fence.
THE HEDGE ABOUT OUR BODY, THE HEDGE OF OUR BODY,