Rhema in the Greek language

Is the ‘Word’ clearly spoken;

A vivid and unmistakeable meaning

And undeniably unbroken.

It proceeds from the mouth of God

And is a living and powerful sword,

That pierces to the division of soul and spirit

And all thoughts and intents in accord.

Ennoia as portrayed in the Greek

Refers to our intentions;

Our moral understanding

Although in essence requires intervention.

Because if our intents are not consistent

With the living, active Word,

We’re in deception although we believe we’re right

And disobedient to the Lord.

A sword does terrible damage

It cuts and pierces indeed,

But we all need God’s conviction

And a mediator to intercede.

A sword has a cutting message

So the direction of one’s life,

Can be re-aligned with God’s intents

To separate the truth from the lie.

The double-edge sword will act in two ways

So there’s no escape from same,

And our morals and values are challenged indeed

So false ideologies cannot remain.

A conviction is required

Followed by much needed repentance,

As we’re exposed so we can change our ways

And for Christ to make a stance.

The Word is a discerner

And sees through our every intent,

And although it challenges it encourages us too

Since its light is heaven sent.

The Word proceeds from the mouth of God

And when it’s proclaimed from ours,

A two-mouthed sword is operational

And is certainly espoused.

(C) P.B. 2020

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”  Hebrews 4:12-13