Symbols of the Word of GodFrom The Heart
Publish date: 10/20/2012
The Word is a fire that purges sin and purifies hearts and lives.
The Word is like a hammer that works to break down all resistance and bring conviction to the hardest heart.
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29 NKJV
The Word of God is a mirror that reflects who we are in Christ, so that we can see ourselves as He sees us and we can continue to grow into His likeness.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. James 1:23-24 NKJV
The Word of God is planted as a seed that multiplies and produces life, blessing and freedom.
The sower sows the word. Mark 4:14 NKJV
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11 NKJV
Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. 1 Peter 1:23 NKJV
The Word of God washes us on the inside, like water washes us on the outside.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:3 KJV
That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. Ephesians 5:26 NKJV
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalms 119:9 KJV
Just as we need light to guide us so we can see – with our natural eyes – where we are walking and to make sure we stay on the path, so we need God’s Word to clearly show us the way in life so that we don’t wander off in the wrong direction and perish.
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 NKJV
Rain and snow:
Just as rain and snow comes down from heaven to water the earth and cause seeds to sprout and grow and bring forth fruit, so God’s Word waters and brings life everywhere it goes. It will never fail to produce and prosper.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11 KJV
God’s Word is a sword that is a powerful weapon to defeat the enemy. God’s Word is sharper than a two-edged sword. It instantly and accurately cuts down into the heart of the matter. Dake’s says that the Word is, ‘Piercing through the body and laying open the innermost recesses of the soul (feelings, passions, desires, appetites) and mind (thoughts and intents of the innermost being).’
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17 NKJV
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. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
A bow (for revenge):
Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. Habakkuk 3:9 KJV
God’s Word is of more worth than the finest gold.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Psalms 19:7-10 KJV
God’s Word has the power to create and to produce faith and eternal life.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 NKJV
Food to nourish:
Milk for babes:
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2 NKJV
Bread for the hungry:
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 NKJV
And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3 AMP
Meat for growing believers:
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:12-14 NKJV
Honey for dessert:
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Psalms 19:9-10 KJV