The Word of God Is Quick and Powerful

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

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.

The word “quick” means living and real, for the Word of God is alive, unlike the average book that simply contains information that usually becomes obsolete and/or outdated. In contrast, our God’s Word is living and becomes more renewed and concise in the hearts of our own understanding. The word “powerful” is the Greek word energēs and means powerful in its action and effectual in its operation; the English word for kinetic energy comes from energēs. One way that Hebrews 4:12 could read is that “the Word of God is living energy,” because the words in the Scripture are the very life and essence of God Himself.

God’s Word is also sharper than any two-edged sword dividing between the soul and the spirit. Sometimes we confuse the soul and spirit, using them interchangeably, quite often thinking they are the same thing. However, the wonderful Word of God shows us a unique distinction, for whenever the word “soul” is used in the Bible it means our breath life (Genesis 2:7). We were born with soul, and when we take our last breath — our soul is gone. On the other hand, the spirit that we have is a gift created by God and given to us at the very moment of our salvation (Romans 8:15, II Corinthians 5:5).

The spirit gives man eternal life.

The soul gives man physical life.

I am told that science has yet to distinguish between where the marrow of any joint ends and where the joint actually begins, and thus there is no scalpel that could sever the two parts perfectly. True or not, the Word is so sharp that it can distinguish the difference. After all, God should know for He formed, made, and created the human body.

Isaiah 55:11:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void {useless}, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Contrary to some very popular thought (and ignorance), God is not dead! God is real, and His Word is not only quick and powerful but it accomplishes everything that it says it will do. The wonderful Word, which came from the mouth of God, He sent and gave to us, and is priceless; for all Scripture is the inspiration of God. Remember Psalms 107:20a, He sent His Word and healed them. Thus, God’s Word will prosper us, for we are those who have received His healing Word. God’s Word is also “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word “discerner” means that it critiques, and what the Word critiques is the heart. The “heart” in the Bible represents our innermost being, where we think and talk to ourselves. The word “thoughts” means our emotions, and the word “intents” means our ideas or notions.

Hebrews 4:12 shows that the living Word will critique the very thoughts and emotions that men and women have about God. The living Word itself critiques the very thoughts and emotions of our hearts (Ephesians 1:17–20), guiding us into deeper understanding and revelation from God Himself.

Mercy Me!

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding {who are stubborn}: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they {otherwise, they will not} come near unto thee {to receive their instructions and guidance}- Psalms 32:9. God’s lesson here is that we may walk with His guidance and allow Him to inspire our life’s path through the inspiration of our Savior who gave his all in all so that we could receive all of God’s abundance. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about– Psalms 32:10. The wicked do experience many sorrows because they reap the wickedness that they sow. Nevertheless, we who trust the LORD can be delivered from all of our sorrows and be continuously encompassed in God’s loving mercy. Mercy biblically means that God withholds judgment and punishment that perhaps are rightfully due, yet because of God’s divine grace upon our lives, judgments are repelled away. Often, when we blow it and sin (for no man is perfect), we may be justly deserving of condemnation, judgment, and punishment; however, God’s mercy holds these off, keeping us in a life with Him that is full of mercy from every direction and dimension.” ~LMJ~

The Inspiration of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

II Timothy 3:16:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The words “given by inspiration of God” literally mean that God breathed. All Scripture being the genuine breath of God is exhilarating to those of us who are searching for God and the meaning of life, for in God’s Word is contained “all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him” (II Peter 1:3).

Let us first note that all Scripture is profitable, and secondly that all Scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. These are the reasons for God breathing His Scriptures into existence. God inspired many different writers (Prophets) through the years to have all the Scriptures written. Nevertheless, all Scripture came from God.

II Peter 1:21:
For the prophecy {of God’s Word} came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake {and wrote} as they were moved {or rather; as they were inspired} by the Holy Ghost {by God, Who is the Holy Spirit}.

We want to handle the Word of God with this respect; that the Scriptures are truly the way to know God’s heart, and are profitable for us, and that we have the God-given right to them in never-ending abundance.

The first time God breathed was in Genesis when God gave man life, for He “breathed into his {Adam’s} nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). The second time (recorded in the Bible) that God breathed, man received “all Scripture.”

This all Scripture contains the God-given profit and instruction (the manual of life) to live in the complete righteousness of our God. He created man, and then He gave us the written instructions on how to live perfectly within the heavenly designed structure that God created.

It is the Word inspired in our own hearts that gives us purpose and reason for life itself. It is our heartfelt inspiration of and for God that encourages and gives you and I hope to continue walking with Him in complete satisfaction that He is our Maker, and our every reason to continue looking to Him through His revealed Word, the inspiration of God.

Leviticus – Revealing Our Savior’s Offering

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Leviticus is the most intricately detailed book of the entire Old Testament, detailing to the Levitical priests the correct order in receiving, preparing, and offering all the gifts and sacrifices that the children of Israel offered to God. The priest fulfilled their charge by following the instructions contained in Leviticus. The priest interceded between God and man until the Redeemer would come. The book of Leviticus contains so much understanding, direction, and truth, underscoring the coming of the prophesied High Priest, who is Jesus Christ. Leviticus details many truths on how Jesus Christ would fulfil the legal requirements in offering himself as the true High Priest, and would give us, in grace, an eternal introduction to our heavenly Father.

Jesus was the ambassador of God’s Word as he displayed the wonders of the tree of life, for he was the faithful voice of God as he represented the fountain of living waters. He was the absolute Ark of the Covenant between God and man, the actual living tabernacle, the indisputable living Temple of God, the legitimate mercy seat, and the real altar. His own body represented all the genuine holy vessels of the sanctuary. His sinless blood was for the complete and dependable forgiveness of sins, the just atonement and total propitiation for the sin nature and humiliation in mankind. His flesh was for the true healing of many as it also was the authentic veil of the Temple, for he is man’s unquestionable entrance into the Holy of Holies and the righteousness and presence ─ and presents! ─ of God Almighty.

Hebrews 9:11-15, 24:
-11: But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle {his resurrected body}, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
-12: Neither by the blood of goats and calves {as the Levitical priest did}, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
-13: For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
-14: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit {God) offered himself without spot to God, purge {cleanse} your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
-15: And for this cause he {Jesus Christ} is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of {his} death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
-24: For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands {the physical temple that was in Jerusalem}, which are the figures of the true {temple in the heavenlies}; but {Jesus Christ went} into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

The more we find Jesus Christ within the Scriptures the greater he reveals his heavenly Father, Who then draws us ever close to Himself. The Scriptures reveal Christ and he reveals his Father in the hearts of our understanding. It is exciting when we recall what Jesus said in John 6:44, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him {to me}.” When we have the inner desire to know our Saviour Jesus Christ, who offered himself for us, he begins filling us with the truths that he gave everything including his very life so that we may walk with God. Jesus Christ is now in the eternal presence of God (for us).

Jesus Christ is the living and golden thread of truth throughout the book of Leviticus, which points forward to the great and glorious day of Jesus’ visitation, and our being lovingly drawn into the calling of our eternal redemption.

Our Name – Bible Byte Communications – from the Greek

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