Question 165

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? can you sir be of any help on Hebrews 4:12?

(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.


The Bible (Word Of God) is a POWERFUL instrument and WEAPON against Satan, his Amy of demons, False teachers, and Bad doctrine.

In Ephesian 6:11-17 we are COMMANDED to suit up ourselves and prepare to do spiritual warfare.

(Ephesians 6:11-18) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

One edge CONVICTS and CONVERTS – 2 Corinthians 2: 15,16

(2 Corinthians 2:15,16) For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (16) To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things.

The other edge CONDEMNS – 1 Corinthians 1:18, John 3:18

(1 Corinthians 1:18) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

(John 3:18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

A simple understanding of Hebrews 4:12 is this:

– Quick and Powerful: The Word of God is Lightining Fast and a Atomic Blast to DESTROY any and all of satan’s false teachings, preachers, and doctrines.

– Sharper than any twoedged Sword: The Word of God CUTS THROUGH ALL that is CONTRARY to the truth written in God’s Word.

– Piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit: The Word of God WILL DIVIDE the soul and spirit in the following ways if it is CONTRARY to the Word of God.

As in Example:

– Wrong Emotions.
– False Feelings.
– Fleshly Desires

– Of the Joints and Marrow: The Word of God SLICES DEEP to the very inner part of a person to REVEAL their NEED of Christ.

(Jeremiah 23:29) Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

– A discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart: The Word of God REMINDS the person that God Sees, and Knows ALL even the secret sins that we have hidden from other people, as V13 says there is NOTHING that God DOES NOT know about.

(Hebrews 4:13) Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

(Psalms 44:21) Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

In Conlusion:

The Word of God REVEALS who we really are – SINNERS. The Word of God ALSO reveals our TRUEST need – Jesus Christ as saviour.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23