Friday, January 5, 2024

The sword of the Spirit isn't the Bible

The Sword of the Spirit isn't the Bible

Well, praise Jesus today brothers and sisters in the Lord. I speak about this topic because there's a lot of Christians deceived by churches and by pastors who have manipulated the so-called word of God. Satan did the same thing in the scripture when he was trying to tempt Jesus, he quoted scripture to Jesus, and then Jesus quoted scripture back, and He resisted Satan. But a lot of Christians will say that the Bible itself is the infallible word of God and that this version here the King James version is the infallible word of God in English. And they're very deceived into saying this because when they read the scriptures, they read it in the light of their own church doctrines which are made by man not the Spirit of life. I want to point this out to you because it's very important that you get to know the word of God, and that you get to know who He really is as opposed to getting to know academically things about the Bible.

Now we know from the scriptures that there were a lot of people that were very academic. The Pharisees, for example, Saul before he had his conversion, and these people even though they knew the Bible or the supposed word of God, they wanted to murder Jesus. So just because they knew the word of God did not mean that they knew Jesus. Now the point I'm making here is that Jesus Himself is the word of God not the Bible. And I want to show you that from the scriptures because so many churches try to make the Bible itself the infallible word of God because they are like Satan who is trying to quote scripture to Jesus in order to tempt Him, in order to cause Him to sin, in order to lie. And they know that they can't deceive Jesus Himself, Satan thought he could, but these people, they know they can't deceive Jesus, but they think they can deceive you. And so they will quote the Bible to you calling it the infallible word of God. And they will try with all of their might to deceive you so that you will be under their Authority, so that you're paying your tithe to them, so that you're under their seat, that they are your teachers.

 Well, I want to show you today what the word of God really is and we're going to start in Ephesians chapter 6, where the Apostle Paul speaks about the full armour of God. So this starts in verse 12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

 Number one, we see here that the sword of the spirit is the Spirit. It's not the Bible, the spirit is of the Spirit. The second thing you see is the word of God. So what is the word of God? Is it the NIV? Is it a KJV? Is it a 1611? What is that? So we're going to look to see what the word of God is. We're going to look at that in Hebrews chapter 4 which by the way is also another proof text that the church uses that they manipulate to say that the Bible is the word of God. But we're going to look at what the text says in Hebrews chap 4. I'm starting in verse 12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword”. So the Bible is not just or the scriptures or whatever we're talking about here, it's not just like an average sword. But it is that whatever that is, so it's “piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow”. So this can make divisions that man cannot make, so what are we talking about? It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. So does any book just discern our thoughts, our mind, divide soul from marrow, do things that men can't do?

And then we get to verse 13 and this starts to reveal what the word of God is. What version is this? It says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight”. So now are we calling the Bible a “he”? Or are we just personifying the Bible? What are we talking about, guys? So there's no creature hidden in His sight. So is there no creature hidden in the sight of the King James version? Is that what we're talking about? “But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”. So, who do we have to hold an account for when we die and when we stand before God? Is the Bible there? Are we standing before the Bible? Or are we standing before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? So let's see verse 14, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”

Oh man, so Jesus is the word of God if you want to know what the word of God is, it is not the King James version, it's not an NIV, it's not an NASB, it's not whatever version you have, it's not a Geneva Bible, it's not a 1611, the word of God to the fear of the American church, is Jesus Christ. How could this be no one wants the word of God to be Jesus? They'd rather it be their Bibles, they'd rather bow to the Bible and worship the Bible and pray to the Bible, they'd rather the Bible be the discerner of their thoughts, they'd rather be judged by the Bible. Why? Because they can manipulate the Bible like Satan their father. These guys are deceiving you if you're putting your faith in the American church and the apostate church and the Babylon whore. They will deceive you because they can manipulate the scriptures. That's what Satan did to Jesus. He tried to tempt Jesus and get Jesus to sin.

If Satan was arrogant enough to think he could even make Jesus the Christ sin, he can certainly get you, and he will certainly try. And he will use the scriptures to do so. To date, the devil is in church, he's preaching behind the pulpit and he's using no other book than the Bible, probably King James version. And if you're calling the Bible the infallible word of God, and you believe that in your heart, then when you go and you hear a preacher preaching from the King James version, you're bound to believe whatever he says. But Jesus didn't just believe whatever the devil said because he was quoting from the scripture, Jesus quoted scripture back to him. But Jesus resisted Satan by the power of God and that is what we have to do to overcome the devil.

We have to have the sword of the spirit, which is the Spirit that brings life. And these words or the word of God which is Jesus Christ Himself. His truth through His Holy Spirit has to be recorded on our heart. How do you do that? Do you do that just by meditation? Or what is the rubric here? How do you know someone has the true Holy Spirit versus an impostor? Do you do that just by getting a King James version? You know a lot of people say that, well, the rule is the Bible. But that can't be true. Because a lot of people have tried to square up Jesus to the Bible and found Him to be a heretic like the Pharisees, like Saul before his conversion. The key here is getting to know Jesus in the core of your being.

You can be fooled but God is not a fool. He will never be fooled, and He knows who His children are. It all hinges on your heart. Is your heart in deception? Do you want to be deceived or do you want to know the truth? Jesus said those that hear truth hear His voice. If you are of the truth, you will hear Jesus's voice and His word, the word of God will be recorded on your heart. He will be in you and working through you. He will not be made manifest to the world, but He will be made manifest to His children. That even confused the disciples. They said, “How is this possible, Lord? How will you be made known to us but not the world?” The world won't understand it. But those who put their faith in Jesus with a contrite heart, they’ve truly repented of their sins, He will make known His Spirit to you, where you know that you know the word of God is recorded on your heart.

People when they die, the moment that they die and they stand before God, they know that they know their standing before God, they don't think maybe this is the devil, maybe this is some president that's trying to deceive me. They automatically know their creator because it is God who created you, your soul, He's the one that knows how to divide soul from marrow. He knows how to communicate with His creation. He knows how to communicate with you. Jesus Christ Himself is the word of God. He has the words of life; He is forever and ever. He is the discerner of your thoughts. He created everything that is visible and invisible. The Bible is not the discerner of thoughts. The Bible is not ever existing. Jesus Christ is ever existing. He is the Alpha, the Omega, the beginning and the end. The Bible testifies of this that Jesus Christ is the word of God. All throughout the scriptures we see this including John 1 “In the beginning was the word. The word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Jesus Christ the son of God is the word not the Bible. Don't let Satan deceive you. Don't let the lying lips of the pastors behind the pulpit deceive you. They want to manipulate the Bible to make you think that you can continue to sin, that you have to be part of their Harlot system, that you can't truly repent, that you will always be addicted to things and that you can't be set free by Jesus Christ. But there is great hope in the word of God, there is great hope in the Lord Jesus if you put your faith in Him. He will raise you up from the grave. He will give you a heart that beats. He will teach you, He will lead you, He will become your one and only teacher. You won't bow to the devil. You won't bow down to lies. You will know the truth in your heart and the Truth will make you free. May the grace of Jesus be with you.