Jesus Will Slay His Enemies With The Sword Coming Out Of His Mouth

Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a] He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords. (Revelation 19:15-16 NIV)

We see here in the passage above a description of Jesus’ triumphal return to Earth as “King of kings and Lord of lords.” It says that he will “strike down the nations” with this “sharp sword” that is “coming out of his mouth.” What is this sword? I believe this sword represents, in part, God commands to humans, I.E, the Word of God:

 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)

The Word of God is a powerful weapon. It convicts us of sin. But it does more than just make us feel guilty: it places us under God’s judgment. When we hear God’s commands and do not do them, we have put ourselves in a position where we will be cut down and destroyed by the Word of God, for God will judge all those who disobey Him. Here are some of God’s commandments for you. If you disobey these commandments you may have a date with God’s sword:

“You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)

“You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”  (Exodus 20:16)

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:17)

If you do any of these things you are under God’s judgment, you are to be executed by His powerful sword, because you knew God’s commandments in your heart and did not do them. Fortunately you can be washed clean of your sins through belief in the blood of Christ to save you. Then you do not have to perish before the executionor’s sword.

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