Now consider the characteristics of the Messiah described here. His mouth is like a sharpened sword.
Revelation 1:16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.The sword is, of course, his own words. For the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. This is not a gentle view of the Messiah. This metaphor implies confrontation, judgment and hostility.
Revelation 2:16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation 19:15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
Notice also the metaphor of hiding in his quiver and in the shadow of his hand. The Messiah's first coming will be in humility and obscurity, but launch out from there to have a global and eternal impact.
It's important for Christians to grasp characteristics of the Messiah, for "because in this world we are like him." 1John 4:17 And "whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6 Therefore we must take up the sword of the Spirit and confront people with the Word of God, but doing so from a position of humility rather than fanfare. Notice also it speaks twice of God making him into the kind of vessel suitable for the task. We are not alone. God makes us into the kind of vessels fit for the master's use.
"if anyone (departs from iniquity), he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work." 2Tim 2:21