The Sword of Transformation

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Recently (thanks to Netflix and DVD) I have been watching the episodes of He-Man with my son, Bryson. He seems to only get excited when he sees Battle Cat. Anyway, back to our point….

Prince Adam is not a warrior until he pulls out his sword and is transformed into He-Man. What does that have to do with anything?
According to Ephesians 6, the only offensive weapon that a disciple has is a sword. Paul rightly defines the sword as the Word of God.
The Sword can be both offensive and defensive.
However, there is way much more to the Sword than some want to believe. Like the sword that is used by He-Man, our Sword is much more powerful.
The Sword we use transforms us. The longer you hold it, the more it transforms you. It is the only sword that the more you use it, the more it changes you.
Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
The Sword will conform you into the image of the one who spoke the Sword into existence. The longer you use the Sword, the more you will be conformed into the image of Jesus.
The Sword will teach you how to live a godly life. The Sword will correct you when you are wrong. The Sword will transform your mind.
The Sword will wreck, destroy, rip, cut, purge, attack what is in you that does not conform to the image of Jesus. It will slice right through the crap you hide behind and expose your very core. It will expose the sin in your life and then it will call you to fall to your knees before the righteous and Holy God and repent.
Holding this Sword is not always comfortable or easy. Sometimes it is difficult. Sometimes it is heavier than at other times.
Pick it up and you will begin to be changed.
Ultimately, you will look more like Jesus.
Amen.
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1 comments
Marcus Nicolas
Marcus Nicolas

And rather than leaving the sword on the ground to collect dust, we must get our lazy butts up, pick the sword up, and get to training! And dont stop training until you see Jesus face to face. There will always be room to rightly handle the Word of God, which IS the Sword!