Not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, a daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law; And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. – Matthew 10
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any sword any double-edged, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. – Ephesians 6:17
The Word of God, who is the sword of the Holy Spirit of God, has the power to reveal to men the true spiritual state of a particular environment or group of people. That word our Lord Jesus is referring to a family, but the same could be applied to any other group where many people are gathered.
The Word of God when proclaimed never return void. When told she fulfills her function is to break down barriers and put the prisons where the enemy put the children of God. The enemy is strongly opposed to the proclamation of the gospel because he is well aware that listening to the Word of God men will eventually develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and faith in the Lord have the power of God to bring down the spiritual prisons in which the devil seeks to imprison many.
The Lord Jesus always told us that his word was the way to reach Him to the Father.
Who hears you, hears me; and who rejects you rejects me; and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me – Luke 10:16
It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught by God. Therefore everyone who hears from the Father and has learned comes to me. – John 6:45
Jesus said to them. I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me I will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. – John 6:35
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – John 6:37
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!
16 But not all obeyed the gospel; For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. – Romans 10:13 17
The Holy Spirit shows us that this blockage of the Word of God is due to the remoteness of men, the presence, and of God the Father teachings. When man rejects God and just moving away from the ways of the Lord it becomes easy prey for the devil. It's the devil's domain who does one's mind cauterization and prevents it from hearing the saving word of God, for he knows very well that it is the Word of God who will destroy all current and prisons that it imposes on the lives of sheep They are living away from the fold of the Good Shepherd.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, Hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
17 For I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and have not seen; and hear what you hear, and have not heard. – Matthew 13:14 to 17
It is because of the unequal yoke that exists between men who are under the rule of the sons of the Most High God and those who are under the devil's domain, is occurring dissension, strife and enmity between people. It is not a purely physical occurrence, but rather spiritual. For there may be a much desired peace and harmony in the home is essential that all the group's people are under the same domain, guided by the same head and root that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
While the sword of the Holy Spirit did not finish his work in family life or a particular group, unfortunately, we see the manifestation of many confusions and disturbances. We must always remember the loving words of the Lord Jesus:
28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28 30
Do not be troubled your heart; believe in God, believe also in me. – John 14: 1
Many disruption and confusion that occur in our homes and families happen precisely because of the absence of the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ in the lives of family members. While everyone is not on the same page and moving in the same direction you can not see there a happy and abundant life that God the Father has for all world and for every household.
The house where the Lord Jesus Christ is the sovereign Lord over everything and everyone, where he is the captain and master, this truly is a blessed home.
Amen and Thank God.