The Word Of God Is Our Protection - The Power Of Testa
The protection of God is the word of God. It is our coat of arms. Coat of arms are the principal part of a system of hereditary symbols, used primarily to establish identity in battle. Arms grew to denote family descent, adoption, alliance, property ownership, and, eventually, profession.
Seeds have a seed coat that protect them from disease and pest, a type of coat of arms. This seed coat is called testa. The scriptures tell us the seed is the word, so the word has an outer protective coat that protects what's inside. If the word is within us then it has a coat of arms that protects our precious spirit and soul. It is through the word of God that we are born again.
Ephesians tells us this to confirm what we are seeing and the wisdom we are being taught: and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. So the outer coating, the coat of arms is the armour of God that includes the sword of the Spirit, the word of God. King David said this, I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
The Holy One Of Israel has magnified his word above all his name. His coat of arms, the gospel, his word he has magnified as the most powerful weapon. Anybody can use the name of God, because there is power in his name, but not everyone can properly use the word of God. It is the word of God, that coat of arms, which sends demons fleeing. Our coat of arms represents the government we stand for, the government of God. If the word is our sword that means it is our government issued service weapon.
From testa we get testament. The word -ment, was added to verb stems to make nouns indicating the result or product of the action of the verb or the means or instrument of the action. So the testa is the instrument of action, together making testament.
Testament is the last will disposing of property, to be a witness to. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The power of God, receiving of the Holy Ghost allows and empowers us to be true witnesses to the new testament, witnesses to Christ's will that he is the heir and inheritor of all things through his gospel. One of the reasons we have the word is to defend this very thing, to defend the new testament. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. The scriptures also tells us faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So if the word is a sword, then our faith comes by hearing about the sword, what it is capable of doing, and the spiritual war that is raging on.
Men have testicles that have sperm. Children are brought forth from this and serve as witnesses that they come from that specific lineage. They defend their family and carry the knowledge that has been taught to them as witnesses.
We have concluded that the seed is the word of God. It is our protection. We received this protection, because we are witnesses and defenders to the new testament. We came forth from Christ who came forth from the Father. The Word/Sword was made flesh to fulfill the word/sword, which is a weapon. Therefore, we are seeds/words with an outer coat of arms to be raised up in this flesh to fulfill the word/sword just as Christ did.