I Have Come With A Sword | Take Up Your Cross | Video

Pastor Kim

“..Today’s teaching and title -- ‘ I Have Come With A Sword ‘ and that is what the Spirit comes [as] where two or three are meeting together in His presence -- Jesus said here am I. And He comes with the sword.

And this sword is to be used and He does use it and He knows how to use it. I want to open up today about this sword. Because we find it hard at times to assume that Christ who is love grace and mercy -- a lamb slain from the foundation of the world comes to us also with a sword.

We’re not always happy with receiving that side of God. Because so many believers today just want to hear the love of Jesus, and rightly so, rightly so He is love, He’s perfect love. But we also know that love presents truth. We also have to accept the fact that Jesus presents Himself in many ways.

The Lion And The Lamb

I Have Come With A Sword

…’Lion of the Tribe of Judah’. He’s like a lion, and we all know what a lion is like. He also comes as a dove, He’s gentle, peaceable. The Holy Spirit presents Christ to us in His entirety, and I think we need to remember this.

You see, many want to be baptised in the Holy Spirit and we give this analogy of being baptised in the Holy Spirit… Because there are many that believe that when you’re born again you’re [also] baptised in the Holy Spirit. But scripture clearly shows that … the baptism is another experience.

There are many experiences to be had walking with Christ. The nearest analogy we can give to this is that when you are born again He is with you but when you are baptised in the Holy Spirit He is in you. And you certainly know it if you are truly baptised in the Holy Spirit.

But today’s title is ‘ I Have Come With A Sword. ‘ We’re going to base our teaching today on Matthew chapter 10 and we’re going to look at verses 34 through to 39. We know these scriptures very well but I believe again the Lord wants to open up further…..

Pastor Kim
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matthew 10:35
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Matthew 10:36
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. Matthew 10:37
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:38
Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 10:38
I Have Come With A Sword