• W. Austin Gardner

Has your Sword tasted Blood?






Jeremiah 48:10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, And cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

  1. The Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit and is your Sword. Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

  2. The Word of God is actually sharper and stronger than any Sword Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

  3. God gave us a sword and we are responsible to use it

  4. Get in the battle, do what you are called to do

  5. Don’t take advantage of supporting churches

  6. The Sword will separate you from those who do not love Him! Exodus 32:27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

  7. You must decide who you love

  8. How much do you love Him

  9. What price are you willing to pay Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

  10. Men must be trained to use the Sword Judges 8:20 And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.

  11. It is not just a matter of having a sword, you must learn to use it

  12. You must love it

  13. You must study it

  14. How to pray

  15. How to win souls

  16. How to teach a Sunday School class

  17. You must prove it or practice with the sword I Samuel 17:39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

  18. When the moment is right you will use the Sword well and God will provide you with a Sword I Samuel 17:50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

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