Fire and Hammer
“The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord. “Is not my word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:28-29)
The Word of the Lord is a consuming fire.
It is also alive, powerful and sharper than the sharpest sword.
The Word of the Lord will burn away iniquities from your life.
The Word of the Lord will pierce your soul spirit and body. It also knows the intent of your heart.
The Word of the Lord is like a hammer which is capable of breaking every hard and stubborn spirit.
Your body needs food to nourish it and your spirit and soul need the Word of God to live.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. (Deuteronomy 8:3)
The Word of the Lord is precious and it must be revealed to you (1 Samuel 3).
When we hear the Word of God it is imperative that we obey and not reject it. Rejection of the Word of God leads to demotion and attack from the enemy (1 Samuel 15).
Therefore, let the Word of God dwell in you richly and let it manifest freely in your life.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. (James 1:21-24)
The Word of the Lord will endure forever! AMEN!
Additional reading: Hebrews 4:14; Colossians 3; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; 1 Peter 1:25.