“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Mt. 10:34
When we minister the word by the Spirit we will minister the same way Jesus did. Jesus came to bring the sword. This means that the words He speaks will cut to the heart. There are many preachers today that don’t like that so they do the best to eliminate the sword. I don’t especially care to see the negative reaction and rejection when the gospel is preached, but if we are going to preach with the same authority that Jesus did, we too will bring a sword.