Could the two-edged sword be God's Word in the mouth of False Prophets?
NUMBER TWO OR DOUBLE: BABYLON ON THE JUDGMENT SIDE?
Heb 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**.
Jer 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin DOUBLE; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
Ps 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a DOUBLE heart do they speak.
Jer 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with DOUBLE destruction.
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, TWICE dead, plucked up by the roots;
Isa 51:19 These TWO THINGS are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the SECOND DEATH.
TWOEDGED SWORD: THE WORD OF GOD IN THE MOUTH OF BABYLON?
Heb 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.
Pr 5:4 But her END is bitter as wormwood, SHARP as a TWOEDGED SWORD.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the SWORD of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD:
Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make MY WORDS IN THY MOUTH fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Ps 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their TONGUE a SHARP SWORD.
Re 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a SHARP TWOEDGED SWORD: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Ps 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a TWOEDGED SWORD in their hand;
Eze 21:19 Also, thou son of man, appoint thee TWO WAYS, that the SWORD of the king of BABYLON may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.
Lu 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Lu 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Lu 22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
Lu 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are TWO SWORDS. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Eze 21:9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD; Say, A SWORD, a SWORD (repeated) is SHARPENED, and also furbished:
Re 19:15 And out of his MOUTH goeth a SHARP SWORD, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Jas 1:8 A DOUBLE MINDED man is unstable in all his ways.
SAVOUR OF LIFE AND DEATH: TWO EDGED SWORD OR GOSPEL OF SALVATION AND JUDGMENT?
2Co 2:15-16 For we are unto God a sweet savour <2175> of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:…To the one we are the savour <3744> of death unto death; and to the other the savour <3744> of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling <2175> savour.
Php 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell <2175>, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Joh 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour <3744> of the ointment.
2Co 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour <3744> of his knowledge by us in every place.
Php 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour <3744> of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
The Bible appears to be associating two-edged sword to the Word of God (Babylon) in judgment. The number two would seem to relate to both judgment and salvation. In judgment, Babylon is the object of wrath and therefore this number is highlighted to reveal HER judgment?