Inspirational Bible verse -the word of God is living and active. Hebrews 4:12
This verse of the day is an inspirational Bible verse on wisdom. It is also an encouraging Bible verse about faith and answered prayer.
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Amplified
There is also reference to the sword of the spirit in Ephesians 6:
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints (Ephesians 6: 17-18)
There is nothing like the Bible that can have such a profound effect upon a person’s heart and life. These wonderful scriptures found in the Bible are God’s delivery system whereby we learn about God and know God. The Holy Spirit makes these verses come alive in our hearts.
We need to feast on the Word of God to change dark areas in our hearts and lives but also we need knowledge of God’s word to pray effective prayers when we are assaulted by our enemy, the devil. The two-edged sword is the answer for all circumstances. Jesus used the very same weapon against the devil declaring ‘it is written’ during their confrontation in the wilderness.
When the word of God is spoken out loud it is like a two-edged sword. Firstly; one side of the sword, this have been spoken by God and secondly, the other side of the sword, when spoken by a believer. This is why scriptural based prayer is so important. By actually speaking Bible verses they have already been spoken by God.
Whenever you need prayer for a particular situation firstly find a Bible verse that covers your situation and secondly pray that scripture into your situation. God guarantees that if you pray the Word of God in faith, your prayer will be answered.
During your Bible study of these verses it is worth discovering two important Greek words used in the New Testament. The word ‘word’, is either logos or rhema. Logos means written word. Many of our English words are derived from ancient Greek. When you see words ending with ‘ology’ for example you know that it is derived from logos particularly academic studies that require reading the written word on a subject.
The word ‘rhema’ has a special meaning. It means the inspired word of God given in unique circumstances. Of course all of the Bible is inspired by God but a rhema word is a regular logos word from the Bible but with an extra Holy Spirit dynamo attached when given to a believer for a particular circumstance. This is the sword of the spirit, the two-edged sword. When Jesus said to the devil, ‘man shall not live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from God’ He was using a scripture as a rhema word to counter a temptation from the devil to turn a stone into bread when Jesus was hungry.
Many times in my own life I will find that a scripture that I know well and have somewhat taken for granted suddenly becomes enlivened and powerful in a unique or particular situation. Then, the Holy Spirit has given me a rhema word to help me – generally that rhema word becomes a sword of the spirit for prayer or declaration.
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