“Sword” Vs. “Faith”…or both?
UNTIL the Lion of Judah Roars
“Sword” ok for now, but…
One day we are to grow our “faith”
So that, We can have what Jesus had,
As will the 144,000 (Revelation 14:1-5, 12)
This is why the 2nd Amendment is so valuable —
Necessary to preserve all other amendments/rights.
Our Founding Fathers clearly understood this concept,
Rather — a natural tension between immature Christians, and
“…[that of] a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature
Of the fulness of Christ:🔹
Or, There would NOT be standing here today as we speak,
“The Land of the Free, And The Home of the Brave”!
Jesus told Peter that his immature faith would fail him
In the time of the soon coming crises (Jesus on the cross)…
So, for this time, Peter and other apostles were to take up arms
To guard themselves, per Jesus’ precise instructions…
Even if they had to sell a “garment,” and buy a “sword” with the money,
For their protection as well those with them, according to Luke 22:31-38.
God didn’t want the 11 to die at that time – but their faith was weak,
And they needed help, until the time they would be “converted”
And could then “strengthen the brethren” —
Peter said he found “two swords” in the corner of the room
Where they ate the “Last Supper” & Jesus spoke, “that’s enough”
These “swords” were NOT some nebulous symbolism.
The mistake Peter made, though, was that he thought
Jesus needed protection. Nothing was further from the truth.
Jesus reminded Peter, that when you rely on earthly protection
(which God allows) be prepared to die by the very arms you picked up
For that purpose, as stated in Matthew 26:50-53
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have “the faith of Jesus” one day
(Revelation 14:12), so that we can count solely upon God
To come roaring down from His “Holy Mountain,”
To be our “Sword” on which we rely!
“The LORD shall go forth
as a mighty man,
He shall stir up jealousy
like a man of war:
He shall cry, yea, ROAR;
He shall prevail
against his enemies”
“The LORD also shall ROAR out of Zion,
And utter his voice from Jerusalem;
And the heavens and the earth shall SHAKE:
But the LORD will be the HOPE of his people,
And the STRENGTH of the children of Israel.
“So shall ye know that I am the LORD
Your God dwelling in Zion,
My Holy MOUNTAIN:
“Then shall Jerusalem be holy,
And there shall no strangers
Pass through her any more”
emphasis added to scripture above
“[When the time is here] For the perfecting of the saints….
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
Of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure
Of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
And carried about with every wind of doctrine…”
Editor in Chief,
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