I have spent the morning answering emails, chatting with friends, and planning my day. As my thoughts and my heart turned to my time with God, I began asking Him to give me direction on this blog and other things.
I then turned to God's Word. I was looking for a particular scripture when I passed something that I had written in the margins several years ago! It was like God was speaking directly to my spirit!
So, I want to share His Word with you today.
6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, 9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD .
These verses are telling us to war with praise and the Word. These weapons will bind the enemy and carry out God's plan. There are 5 things that happen because the saints use these weapons. Do you see them? This chapter ends with "This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the Lord."
(Before we go any further, please don't just skim through these passages. Let the words sink into your heart.)
Now go with me to Isaiah 30. In all of Israel's wrongdoing, God pours out his passion for them in verse 18. He gives a wonderful promise in verse 19, and a Word to live by in verse 20 -22!
The connection between Psalm 149 and Isaiah is in Is. 30:32.
Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.
Now go back to Psalm 149:6. What is to be in our hands?
One last reference. Go to Isaiah 31:8,9
"Assyria will fall by a sword that is not of man; a sword, not of mortals, will devour them. They will flee before the sword and their young men will be put to forced labor. Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
Assyria, the enemy, will fall by a sword that is not of man!!!!!
When you get a chance go ahead and read all of Isaiah 30 and 31. There are several promises and several what I call- "you better nots". All of God's Word is powerful and all of God's Word is profitable!
I pray you see the reality of these verses - these treasures - in your spirit man!
Please read and re-read these verses until the Truth in them hit home. I pray you all have a wonderful day as you meditate and grow in God's Word!
Love you ladies!