THE NAME, THE WORD AND TRADITION OF MEN: THE WORD (THE POWER) Part2
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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.”
Hebrews 4:12 KJV
We have discussed so much in this series, there is no way a quick recap will do justice to it. I implore you to go over from the beginning, it is life changing.
In the last capsule I showed the significance of coupling the Name to the Word, meaning Authority and Power. Authority is only effective if backed up by Power, and Power is only useful if you have Authority to deploy it. It is so important that we appreciate this, for instance Angels have tremendous power, but they do not have the Authority to deploy it. They are messengers not AMBASSADORS (huge difference) Hebrews 1:14. It is only the redeemed man (aka born again, those in Christ, the New Creation) that has delegated Authority and Power because we are AMBASSADORS for Christ. In capsule 47, we considered the nature of the Word (please refer to the five conclusions listed).
Now let's look at the workings of the Word (always keep in view that this is the very essence of God, everything God has to offer). Hebrews 4:12 paints the picture and I would like you to use your imagination to put these elements together;
1. Quick and Powerful
2. Sharp and Piercing, meaning effective
3. Accurate and precise, meaning efficient
4. Able to discern and separate both the spiritual and physical, even thoughts/motive behind actions.
I know this is beyond imagination, but bear with me. On top of all these, verse 13, says everything is exposed and vulnerable to its actions. Selah!
So as AMBASSADORS for Christ, the Authority we have in His Name is backed by the Power of the Word as described above. Now as an Ambassador, you have to know and believe in the Authority and Power imbued in you otherwise it is of no use. That is the whole message of 1Timothy 2:4, God wants you SAVED and come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. We are representing the Most important Person that ever walked on the earth, the Resurrected Christ! This is what gives us the confidence to walk into the throne of Grace in His Name and with the Word and expect a positive response from the Father (Hebrews 4:16, John 16:24). The Authority and Power stops every manifestation of hell (Mark 16:17-18). With this Name and Word, men are translated from darkness to light, they are reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). The Name and the Word are both perfect. The reason we don't get perfect results is because we have limited knowledge and understanding of what we have, we are limited by our Word content (Ephesians 1:17-23, Ephesians 3:20).
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 KJV
“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 KJV
In rounding up, I would like you to take cognisance of the two scriptures above, Proverbs 18:21 and Matthew 16:19.
In Matthew 16:17, The Incarnate Christ made a promise to the disciples that He will give them the KEYS of the Kingdom (note that this was a promise for the future, He had not yet Resurrected). These keys would enable them to replicate heaven here on earth by deciding what is disallowed and what is allowed. In other words, whatever happens to and around them will be by their consent. They can have heaven here on earth if they want. When He Resurrected, He delivered on that promise (He gave them the keys of the Kingdom ) that is the Authority that comes with His Name (Philippians 2:9-11) and Power in the Word (Romans 1:17). In other words they became His AMBASSADORS.
Now all we need to do, is what we see in Proverbs 18:21, use our tongue to administer death or life, bind or loose, disallow or allow. This is simple, as AMBASSADORS, we can curse, cast out or disallow any and every work of darkness from sickness and disease to poverty or demonic oppression. Correspondingly, we can loose or allow healing, prosperity, soundness of mind and every manifestation of light. The reason we struggle despite the fact that we are SAVED, is because we have neglected the second part of the equation which is 'the knowledge of the TRUTH'
AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST EQUIPPED WITH AUTHORITY AND POWER
In capsule 49, we will consider the 3rd facet of our discussion 'Tradition of Men'.
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