KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:12 ” 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.”
If God and His word are one, then His word must have universal purposes and universal effects. It must also have various operations. This is seen in its multi symbols.
1. The word is like a sword: The word of God is like a sword and must be used aggressively and relentlessly against our arch enemy who comes against the people of God and the work of God. Speaking the word of God in faith is one major way of applying the word against the enemy. Revelation 1:16 “And he had in His right had seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword”. (Hebrews 4:12).
2. The word is like Water: Water refreshes, gives life and cleanses. God’s word if taken or received consistently would cleanse us from all the garbage of the enemy. Never worry about how bad one’s lifestyle might have become, keep receiving the word always and sin would not be found in your consciousness. As water, read it always to be refreshed. God’s word has the power to take away stress and rejuvenate your mind. Ephesians 5:26 “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. John 15:3.
3. The word is like Gold: Gold is a precious and very costly ornament. God’s word is very precious and more costly than Gold. Commitment to obeying the word can crowns a man’s life with honour and physical wealth. Solomon was blessed with so much riches because he honoured God’s word.
When a man devotes himself to seeking God’s word, he finds precious treasure that sets him forth as a spectacle of God’s grace. Psalm 19:10 “More to be desired are they than Gold, yea than much fire gold sweeter also than honey and the honey comb”.
4. God’s word is like Honey: Life events can be very bitter at certain moments. God’s word sweetens it up. We must enjoy it with great pleasure as we read, meditate and believe it The Bible says it is sweeter than honey and the honey comb. Please note this TRUE SATISFACTION IS NOT FOUND IN SATISFYING THE FLESH, BUT RATHER THE SOUL”. It is only the word of God that satisfies the soul. (Revelation 10:10)
God’s word is a mystery book. It is set for the redemption of mankind. I am cleansed and made pure by reading it. With it I win my battles against the enemy and it makes my days sweeter even than honey.
Revelation 10:10 ” And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter”.
Psalms 119:5, 9. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word”.