God’s word is Living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.

Mat 18:18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever YOU BIND on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever YOU LOOSE on earth will be loosed in heaven.

In the Old Rabbinical teaching, the Rabbi has the power or key to allow (permit) certain things from happening and vice versa, by virtue of the his position; but we are the beneficiary of a more powerful Covenant: the New Covenant of Grace whereby Jesus has the greater key than any Rabbi, and thus Jesus will be in a greater position and authority to allow or disallow certain things to happen. How? Through your authority as His Church.

Whatever you disallow on earth, God will also disallow in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth, God will also allow in Heaven. Note here, that it does not say what God disallow, but what YOU disallow, God will disallow.
Whatever YOU allow, God will also allow.  What has been allowed in Heaven, will ultimately happen on earth. The Spiritual world is higher than this physical world on earth.  During the Creation time, when God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light on earth.  Therefore, God is the respecter of your choice.

Some Christians teach that God sometimes want us sick to teach us a lesson? This is a selfish teaching, they want others to suffer but they will never include themselves and their family in it, because when they are sick or their family is sick, the first thing they do is: Go to a doctor / hospital.  Their behavior clearly betrays what they teach. Because If sickness is from God as a lesson to teach you, then Why would they go to the doctor to get them out of God’s lesson? They should have stayed in submission to God’s Lesson!

No my friend, God wants you well, He wants you healed. If you want to know God better, then look at Jesus, Jesus is the manifestation of God on flesh. You see Jesus, you see God. And, what can you see from Jesus during His 3.5 years ministry on earth? He walked around healing the sick, delivered people from demons oppression, fed the multitude with bread and fish and still plenty left-over, and even Raised the dead. Thus, clearly, Sickness is not from God, God wants to Feed you well with abundance, and Death is not from God.  Put this in your mind, and you are already putting your first defense against Devils’ lies and oppression on you.

The word of God (God’s agency for healing) is powerful, to effect, to perform, sharper than 2 edged sword.

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, and SHARPER than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the DIVISION of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of JOINTS and MARROW, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Living is the opposite of death, it means wherever the word goes, the place will become ALIVE.
Powerful is the opposite of weak, Powerful to effect, Powerful to perform.
Sharper than two-edged sword: During Paul’s time, there was no such sword that is sharper than any two-edged sword that can cut in any directional swing. But today, we know there is the powerful Laser light can cut anything and sharper than any two-edged sword, cut in any directional way we want to cut.

But the word of God is sharper than this!, and it can pierce even to the division of soul and spirit. What is this? SOUL is YOU talking. SPIRIT is GOD talking inside you as God dwells in your spirit. Christian often is baffled with this big question? “Is this thought from me? or from God’s?.” Nothing can divide soul and spirit, except God’s word. Saturate yourself with The word of God will give you the sensitivity to tell you the difference, on this very dividing line.

Penetrate Join and marrow: This comes to the physical body now. Health / healing benefit. Like no other medicines can do. Marrow is where blood being manufactured. Doctor examines your blood to diagnose your disease. The word of God can reach directly to where blood is being manufactured. Thus, God’s word can penetrate and affect directly, cleanse, and purify the blood, and your health is affected too and you are on health recovery now.

Dividing Join & marrow: In some cancers, doctors dare not perform a surgery to cut, the risk is too great and  thus, the patient is left counting his days to die. Because the nerve or vessel has interloped each other that is impossible for medical science to cut. But God’s word can go directly where it needs to cut.

So, When your body or mind is not well, When you are sick, what shall you do?
Saturate yourself (spend time) with the word of God. Soak yourself with the word. By hearing the word of God, you are on the way to supernatural recovery. Remember, Sickness doesn’t take a break, it attacks 24 hours a day, so likewise you must be ready and soak yourself with the word as often as possible. Eg. Listening on your ipod to Grace sermons that build your faith. The word of God is the incorruptible seeds. The word is the truth that sets you free.

 

God word is living

 

The Law – was it being FULFILLED or ABOLISHED (cancelled) ?

There is no one in this world who has been able to perform the Law as a composite whole, from the moment it was given through Moses until today.  The best person in the Bible, David who wrote most of the Psalm, and who expressed his passionate love towards God; was not even able to keep it; David fell into the sins of adultery and then murder to cover his adulterous action.  Even so, God was still merciful and tampered his sins with Grace.

Only Jesus alone who was able to fulfill the Law, He was fully man and fully God, in Him there is no sin, no impurity, He knew no sins, and He did no sins; and yet because of His Love and Grace towards you and me that He was made into sins.  What a great sufferings for a divine sinless God who hated sins, and now took upon Himself the very sins that He hated.

How did Jesus Fulfill the Law? The answer is back to the Cross where He had fulfilled all our sins upon His own Self, sins from the beginning till the end of our life, and the sins of the whole world, offered to those who believe in Him.

Rom 7 described the Law like “the old Husband” who was demanding, unbending and cold; and the worst thing is he could not die, thus the wife (which spoke of all of us) who was bonded to this husband (the old covenant of Law), would commit an adultery if she were to marry again to Jesus (New Covenant of Grace).  Thus, the only solution was Jesus provided “the death” that was needed to free us from Mr.Law, by His ultimate death on the cross.  And, when He rose again, we were also risen with Him, our old man had died with His death on the cross, and our new man now is married to Jesus.  It does not mean Freed from the Law then we had no Law to be governed, but it means now we are governed by the Law of the Spirit and Life (Holy Spirit).

No one can abolish the Law, not me nor Ps. Joseph Prince; but the writer of the Law, God Himself could do this!
Eph 2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

Also refer to: Luk 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John (the Baptist). Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

Therefore, it clear that Jesus not only Fulfilled the Law, but He had also Abolished it, and only Jesus Christ is able to, and had done it perfectly, once and for all eternity.  Have the peace, beloved of Christ!

It is true that no one can do this but God Himself who wrote the Law with His fingers on two cold tables of stones, and now He fulfilled and abolished it with His own blood, through His own Justice system, out of His Righteousness.  Because God is Righteous and Holy, that the Cross was the only solution, where His Justice and His Love met perfectly.

Col 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

God found fault in the Old Covenant of Law, not because something wrong with the Law, but because something wrong with man.  You see man does not know that they could not, even from the beginning of Adam and Eve.  Adam had presumed wanting to be like God, instead of fully relying on the goodness of God.  When the Law was given on Mt. Sinai through Moses, it was the pride and proud of children of Israel to boast of their ability to keep “All that God commanded” (Exo 19:8), while in fact they had not heard the content of the Law yet, because the Law was given only in Exo 20:1.

The New Covenant of Grace replaced the Old in Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second…..Heb 8:13 In that He says, “A NEW COVENANT,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

But then some Christians asked: How about Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

This is Jesus’ own word, indeed He later fulfilled it on the cross, and by fulfilling it, He had made the Law obsolete, cancelled, and abolished, and ready to vanish away.

Also, many words of Jesus spoken when He was still alive, we have to see the Contexts. When He was still alive, it means He was still walking under the Dispensation of the Old Covenant of Law, He has not shed His blood for the New Covenant of Grace to happen yet.  And, the contexts when He spoke in Mat 5 (Sermon on the Mount) the audience was Jews, and in essence He was putting back the standard and the function of the Law to where God first intended it to be.  But the Jews, the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law had brought the Law down to a manageable level. For example: Adultery and Murder were not just doing it physically, but whoever looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery; having hatred in your heart is considered murder; likewise whoever says, ‘You fool!’ was already in danger of hell fire; and the punishment? if you eyes had offended you, then pluck it out, and if your hand had offended you, then cut it off; well has anyone done this yet?  What Jesus did here was to bring the Law back into its original standard that no one on earth will be able to do it, and everyone will come to the end of themselves and become guilty before God. And, therefore they will feel the need for their Savior, Jesus Christ.

The purpose of the Law is not to justify man by, but on the contrary is to make everyone sinful before God, and if they want to acknowledge this, then there will be need to embrace His Grace, making Jesus their only Savior.

Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

The Law condemns the best of us