If i could add to this, " the Sword of God " . Is much more than just words. As Jesus is more than just flesh and blood.
When we think of Jesus, to our minds may come the person, Jesus. But as i told Sue, Jesus is also the Word transcribed into the Two Stone tablets given to Moses. Jesus ( as Peter stated ) is the Rock that followed the Israelites around the desert for 40 years.
The Words of scripture are both spiritual and physical at the same time. As the Word is Jesus. Both God and Man.
The example of this is Jesus saying to the man, "your sins are forgiven" then saying "get up and walk" .
So when the Sword of God is mentioned, we are reading what is both physical and spiritual at the same time. Our problem is we are human, and we don't use dual words.
The Jews are the only people i know of who designed words to represent two to mean one. Moses speaking to God. The literal translation of "I am who am" is "I's am whom am".
I would offer. The word two throughout the Bible represents God has spoken ."Let there be" (1) and "it was good" (2) using created things to show the testimony of his invisible power. The law of faith. . Christ working in us yoked with Him our daily burdens can be made lighter as our daily bread. .
The sword of the Spirit is the living words of the Spirit. On Mt Sinai God's Holy Spirit hewn out two stones to represent the law and the prophets (sola scriptura)
The two candlesticks in Revelation and with his own finger wrote on both sides No room for the oral tradition of men . Oral traditions of dying mankind declaring . . . we will do whatsoever our own mouth says.. .why trust words of a book?
The cause of the abomination of desolation mankind replacing the invisible power of Christ's faith as a labor of His love that he works in those yoked with His Holy Spirit with there own fleshly traditions the pagn foundation. No faith as it is it writen in the book of prophecy .The kind of faith that does please our Father.
He moved Moses to break stone tablets, the law as it remains written it was not subject to change under the oral traditions or philosophies of men There is only one Spirit of absolute Creative truth as a power . Coming down the mountain having made it desolate by the oral traditions of men . (I heard it through the grapevine of dying mankind.)
And the second time he moved Moses to again established the law as it is writen ,This time (2) Moses hewn out the stone and again writing with his own finger .Holy men of old moved by the Spirit of Christ
Exodus31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Exodus 32:15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written
Exodus 32:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
Exodus 34: 4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone
Again two represents God not seen has spoken. to the law (1) and the prophets (2) as evidence of the unseen law "let there be"
God is not a Word. He is Spirit.He is light. He is Love .
Jesus the son of Man is our brother in the lord just as Peter or any born again child as sons of God. .
Apostles as messengers are sent with the living will beginning with the martyr Abel the first recorder murder of Satan the spirit of the antichrists (false apostles, false prophets )
if any man does not follow both the law and the prophets as one word the witness to the law then we are informed their is no gospel light unto their path .
Isaiah 8: 20 To the (1) law and to the testimony (2) : if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
There must be a mixture or it would appear no gospel?
Hebrews 4:1-2 King James Version Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it