Friday, June 9, 2017

Sword Symbols in Chrismons

Sword and scripture of St. Paul symbol based upon Ephesians 6:17.
       The Sword, in general sense, is the symbol of violent death or martyrdom. It is also the emblem of the soldier of Christ, who wields the "Sword of the Spirit."

Crossed swords of St. Paul. Two crossed swords mean that the soldier is ready
for a battle. If the swords are pointed down, it means that the battle has finished.
Pierced heart represents the presentation in the temple. ( or Candlemas).
The act of Divine love and service requires the sword to bear truth under
 all circumstances. This truth for Christ meant that He had to be made a living
 sacrifice. Jesus, is both King of angels and men and in being so his heart became
pierced with truth, purity and love. The wings are a reference to his
 kingship in Heaven.

Simple sword symbol.

Scripture References for Sword Chrismons:
  • "Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:17 (NIV)
  • "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
  • "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)
  • "From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty." Revelation 19:15 (ESV)

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