Eld. Jonathan Cook drew some spiritual parallels between several physical swords in the old testament to the Sword of the Spirit which we are to use today. Beginning with the flaming sword of Genesis 3, that was to keep the way of the tree of life, and continuing to the swords that the children of Israel used in battle to claim the land of promise. He laid out that the use of the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, impacts our daily lives, if we use it. That it should aid us in keeping to the way of life, that we might live an honorable life before God.