Mountain Of The Sword

20 Dec

Mountain Of The Sword…

The Law was given on Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai is also called “Mount Horeb.” Is there any significance in this?

The Hebrew word “Horeb” is linked to the word “Herev.” “Herev” means “sword.” The first time the word appears in the Bible is in Genesis when God stations the cherubim at the entrance to the Garden of Eden, with the flaming sword, or herev.

The herev is a sword raised up against sin. So the Law was given on Mt. “Horeb,” – linked to herev, the sword – as the Law, too, is a sword raised up against sin.

So too is the Word of God a sword. We must each learn to pick up the Word of God as a sword – against sin – against our own sin.

In other words, wherever your life doesn’t line up with the Word of God, use the Word as a sword to put to death that sin, that compromise, that questionable thing, whatever it is.

For only by passing through the sword of the cherubim, in Jesus, can we reenter the garden and the life of His blessing.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around 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. Ephesians 6:13-17

Before you leave home today, make sure that you’re properly dressed. Put on the full “Armor of God” – and use the Word of God today as your sword for victory against the enemy.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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