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By Christian Scriber
December 27, 2011
The sword is symbolic in the Scriptures as “The Word of God.” It is also discerned as “The Law” or “The Authority” over others. IF the sword is in the hands of “the right” person, it reflects his protection over the people in his realm. A king may dub (to bestow knighthood on) a knight by the touch of his sword to the knight’s head or shoulder. King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table were his servants and protectors.
If a Prophet passes on “his Mantle” (his Holy Anointing) to another person, it is commonly referred to as “the passing of the Sword.”
The blacksmith (one who forges and shapes iron and steel with a hammer and anvil) chooses the finest metal available and he processes it with heat from the fire. As the fine steel is heated and hammered and re-heated and hammered again and again, it is beaten into a precise shape. The blacksmith makes the sword “to fit” the person who will use the sword: its length and width depends upon the stature of the person using the sword and the purpose of its use---is he a common soldier or is he a WARRIOR?
Sometimes the blacksmith must become a close friend to the soldier so he can “feel his pulse” and “his purpose.” Often the soldier’s life may depend upon the exactness of the sword that has been forged and mastered especially for him.
Some soldiers purchase their sword from the same blacksmith who puts horseshoes on his horse. But the WARRIORS choose an Elite Blacksmith—one who does high caliber, refined work with metals---an artist of metals. The WARRIORS are men who cannot be defeated; they are completely committed to their cause. They are men of honor, gladiators, trained professionals to serve and protect.
If you come to one of these “Elite Blacksmiths,” he had to know that you were a WARRIOR through and through or he would not take on the task of making you the “best you could be.” His wage meant nothing to him, but “Who you are” was his cause.
In a particular time in history, there was a man that sought out the “Elite Blacksmith;” because this man knew that he was in the service of God, Himself. Word was spread in every direction that a certain gladiator was determined to become a WARRIOR for God. This soldier of the king had befriended a little dog. This little dog had belonged to a man named, Jesus.
Approximately 2000 years later, the blood-line of this soldier was passed down to an Israeli soldier. It was a time of great world upheaval and distress for the Israeli people. There was a great disagreement of ownership of some land and of religious beliefs. It seemed that things could not be settled by anyone. Terrorism and hatred was running amuck (uncontrolled) everywhere in the world. It all seemed contingent upon what went on in Israel.
There was a new “World System” that was sweeping all over the world. It was supposed to be the answer to everything, but Israel was not anxious to commit to this new world system.
As time elapsed into nothingness as far as world peace was concerned, a man came into power that seemed to be the answer to it all. Every nation embraced his thoughts and ideas for world peace. He became the most trusted man and seemed to have the strategy to “fix the world.” He called himself “Christ-among-us,” but his real name was Christopher. The more he rose to power, the more the Gladiator knew that he must be stopped.
This great Gladiator was told of the “Elite Blacksmith” that could forge “Swords of Perfection.” The Gladiator sought out the Blacksmith and found him in Jerusalem at the “Wailing Wall.” As they both removed their Tallit (covering), they greeted one another by a “holy embrace” as is the Jewish custom. As they introduced themselves, the Gladiator said he was “Michael the Gladiator,” and the other said he was named “Cherubim of the Fire” (one who forges fine steel). They bonded quickly as friends with a purpose AND a need to serve God.
Cherubim knew that this Gladiator was different than most men and spoke to him, “I must forge you an “Elite Sword.” As if bonded by a force higher than themselves, they formed an alliance to serve a greater purpose than themselves.
Cherubim began to create a massive weapon that no man had ever dreamed of---he knew that it was to become a lasting tribute to his craft. The Cherubim of the Fire spent every spare moment working on the Mastery of this weapon. His specifications were nothing less than the person that carried the sword that he crafted. Hours transpired into days; days into weeks; weeks into months in determining the exactness of this weapon. Finally, after much work and effort, the Sword was finished.
When Cherubim presented the Sword to the Gladiator, he told him how the Sword was crafted:
It had to be of the finest metal and heat-treated to ward off the best blows of the enemy. Its tip must be sharp enough to penetrate a man’s clothing and/or his leather shield. The edges must be as sharp as a razor so that the Gladiator could dismember quickly and come back for a return blow. It must be highly polished so the Sword does not stick to the enemy’s skin as the blade is withdrawn. There are indentations in the sides of the blade to disperse air and blood from the blade so it can be withdrawn easily. Just forward of the handle, there must be a deflector to keep the person’s hand from being cut. And the handle itself must have the indentations of the owner’s fingers crafted into the handle of the Sword.
If a trained Warrior has a Sword like this, he can destroy hundreds of the enemy. His Sword is not merely a weapon, it is “a part of him.”
The Angel Gabriel appears to Michael and tells him that God has sent him to pass a “Spiritual anointing” on to Michael. Gabriel instructs Michael to bring him his newly acquired Sword and to kneel before the Lord. As Michael kneels before the Lord, He covers his head with his Tallit. While Michael is in reverence before the Lord, Gabriel takes the Sword in his hands and lifts it toward the heavens---lightning flashes out of the sky and into the tip of the Sword. Gabriel tells Michael that God has blessed the Sword and passed an anointing into it that makes it indestructible---the carrier of the Sword cannot be defeated.
Gabriel places the Sword on Michael’s head and says to him, “By the authority of God the Father in Heaven, I Gabriel, pronounce you to be called from this day forward- - - - -
Michael the Archangel.
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Cherubim knew that this Gladiator was different than most men and spoke to him, “I must forge you an “Elite Swo