Weekly Nuggets December 9, 2019
You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms; With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider; With you also I will break in pieces man and woman; With you I will break in pieces old and young; With you I will break in pieces the young man and the maiden; With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.
Key Phrase: Loaded weapons
I heard a word. A word like I’ve never heard. It challenged every spirit of fear which threatens my faith, it challenged every timidity that threatens the boldness which the spirit of God has given us.
The word of God says- I, You, We, are His weapons, battle axe, instrument of warfare. God declares that through us adversaries will be destroyed; old & young, female & male, governors & rulers, kingdoms. We are His weapons.
However, very weapon needs ammunition to be effective: A gun needs bullets, a cannon needs gunpowder, a catapult needs a stone. For us to walk in the explosive power that God has ordained, we must have the word of God dwelling richly within us or operate as a toy weapon, inert and unable to serve its purpose. Hence Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”
Loaded with the word of God, we will need a label that says to the adversary “dangerous weapon, approach at your risk”.
Father, let your word, Jesus, dwell richly within us and manifest in every area of our lives. Lord, from today, uproot everything within us that causes us fear, causes timidity, everything that gives the enemy boldness to approach us. Mostly Lord, load us with your power, charge us, make us a danger, a terror to the enemy. In Jesus name.