“We must go to heaven sword in hand, all the way. ”
Charles H. Spurgeon
“We must go to heaven sword in hand, all the way. ”
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Just a thought:
The SWORD of the Spirit is the WORD of GOD so in that, yes, we will go to Heaven with THE WORD OF GOD Another thought is that The SWORD of the SPIRIT is one of our Weapons of warfare against the enemy. ( Eph. 6:14). And as we pass through the heavenlies, on our way to Heaven, we pass through the territory of the power of the prince of the air and we need our weapons as we are “coming through”.
and adding to MG’s…might be as long as we are on earth and making our heavenward journey we will always need the sword…
And when we get to Heaven we will have the LIVING SWORD, the LIVING WORD of GOD….Jesus Christ in the flesh and bone! And we shall be like He is!! Hallelujah!
Hebrews 4:12 (New International Version)
12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Commentary is as follows:
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
12. For-Such diligent striving (Heb 4:11) is incumbent on us FOR we have to do with a God whose “word” whereby we shall be judged, is heart-searching, and whose eyes are all-seeing (Heb 4:13). The qualities here attributed to the word of God, and the whole context, show that it is regarded in its JUDICIAL power, whereby it doomed the disobedient Israelites to exclusion from Canaan, and shall exclude unbelieving so-called Christians from the heavenly rest. The written Word of God is not the prominent thought here, though the passage is often quoted as if it were. Still the word of God (the same as that preached, Heb 4:2), used here in the broadest sense, but with special reference to its judicial power, INCLUDES the Word of God, the sword of the Spirit with double edge, one edge for convicting and converting some (Heb 4:2), and the other for condemning and destroying the unbelieving (Heb 4:14). Re 19:15 similarly represents the Word’s judicial power as a sharp sword going out of Christ’s mouth to smite the nations. The same word which is saving to the faithful (Heb 4:2) is destroying to the disobedient (2Co 2:15, 16).
Yes we best be about carrying the sword day after day until we reach heaven.
Sword in hand each day…all the way to heaven reminds me of the constant preparation and vigilence that the Lord wants us to have with our mouths and words. 2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.”
Didn’t Jesus use the Word of God, everytime satan tried to tempt Him, in the desert? I believe His words all started with “It is written…” I am having difficulty locating this scripture, can someone help?
Needles, would it be Matthew 4:4?
Also Needles I believe they are also found in Luke 4:4, 8 and 10.
Yes, Sara and Debi, that is the scripture I was talking about. See, Jesus used His Word, as a sword to fight satan. And we can too.
“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” ( Eph. 6)
Speaking of the Word of God, I often use various scriptures in Psalms – inserting peoples names when in prayer for them. I also jot down the date prayed by the Psalms. In church we also use various songs which were inspired by scripture inserting those we are praying for.
Ephesians 6, MG has quoted above a portion…I would like to add what is done before you buckle up. Only some of the things. Starting with verse 5, “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6) Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7) With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9)And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
In listening to Peter’s Epistle, over and over, (2Pet.1:3), even though we have read and studied and been taught lessons on it, it suddenly has opened up a new aspect(FOR ME) that we have every opportunity to be overcomers over that which so easily besets us. Peter says….
“By His divine power, God has given us EVERYTHING we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by COMING TO KNOW HIM ( Also in Gary’s teachings).. the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.
And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and AND ESCAPE THE WORLD’S CORRUPTION SPARKED BY HUMAN DEISIRES”
i.e. because of our own sinful desire.
We can escape them IF WE WANT TO! We have all the equipment, all the tools, all the weapons: the Holy Spirit, the Blood, grace, mercy,angels and especially and immediately, the CHURCH which ministers to her people, salvation, counsel, discipleship, prayer support. admonishment, correction, praise and worship and fellowship.
It’s all there if we are WILLING AND OBEDIENT and if we will not doubt.
….sword in hand….. Eph. 6:17 ” Put on your salvation helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD.”
We must go to Heaven with GOD’S WORD (sword) in our hands all the way…..
John 1:1-5 “1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through Him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
Rev. 19:13 “He wore a robe dipped in blood, and His title was the WORD OF GOD.”
John 6:68 “68 Simon Peter replied,” Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. ”
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”
1 Peter 1:23 ” For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.”
We must go to heaven with (sword in our hand) ( the Word of God in our hand) (Jesus), all the way……
Peter tells us so very clearly in his epistles how to appropriate all the tools and gifts and equipment that the Lord has provided for us to live godly lives. CF has reiterated much of it, above. He tells us we Can escape the moral corruption we see all around us. If the days of Noah were bad, just realize how degraded these times look compared to then.
Peter also says to his flock that he does not tire of reminding them of these things even though he knows that they do know them and are firm in the faith. But he desire to repeat and remind them of all these things and to stir up their remembrance (and ours). (1Pet. 1:13)
In another place, Paul says in his letter, that to write these things again and again is not grievous to him but that he is eager to make sure that they remember the teachings that he had brought to them about the Lord Jesus Christ.
So to repeat the truths of the Scriptures, and to do it frequently is following the pattern set down by the Apostles and writers of the Book and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Author.