As I was reading the Book of Ezekiel Chapter 21 And 22 this morning, I I felt like God was talking to me. I feel like he is telling us as the body of Christ to put away the sword of the Lord to put it in him where it was created to be. We are the sword, we are the tools that will cut through stone. We will cut through the Stoney hearts of man with the words of love God gives us. In these Scriptures, God is having Ezekiel prophesy against Israelites. In verse 27, God is talking about Jesus who will Reign in righteousness and in judgment. God is talking about others who come against you in the lies they speak about you, and false visions thy see about you. God even sees those who are out to kill you Spiritually, emotionally, financially, or physically. He sees it all! I feel he is saying to the Body of Christ (myself included), to put away our sword which is us. We are like a tool that cuts through stone and when used by God we will see people restored and redeemed not devoured nor destroyed!
In these scriptures, God is seeing the Israelites using their power and authority to cause blood shed and they are covered with blood. They are not using it for the good of God!
God is our defender and He gives us power and authority to claim territory and change the atmosphere around us! He gives us the heart of love to empower and to speak life. Whose judgement is it to say someone is worthless and so evil the deserve death? If that was true point your finger back at yourself and realize God sent Jesus for your judgement and to give you righteousness and if it was for you it is also for the person you hate the most!
People only do what they know, they only act out of the love they know and most times is none because most people have never known the true love of the Father. We can’t do something if we have never been experienced it nor been taught. We can’t be love if we never embrace the one Who loves!
We use our words even in prayer to destroy others and that needs to stop! Pray for God to encounter them, pray for God to touch their hearts, pray for them to have a Paul transformation, and more than anything ask God how to pray before you speak judgement over others! The judgment over the Israelites was to also be devoured.
Do you know why vengeance is not ours? If vengeance was up to us we would kill those who hurt us, we would make sure they have their just desert! I am thankful that God didn’t give me the ability to have vengeance, and I am grateful that His vengeance is to see people fully redeemed! God didn’t want to see not one person perish but many do!
I believe the greatest vengeance against Satan is that each person who hurts us is fully redeemed. Fully redeemed and restored back to how they where created to be in Christ. We are created to have passion and purpose to be full of life and on fire for God claiming territory for The Kingdom of God and pulling people out of the mouth of Satan.
What will you do today? Will you take a look at what you speak and how you treat others who have hurt you? Will you pray for mercy and grace for those who hurt you? Will you love them even when it hurts the greatest?
Points to ponder! Be love and see others experience the love in you that will transform them.
27 I will overthrow, overthrow, overthrow it; this also shall be no more until He comes Whose right it is [to reign in judgment and in righteousness], and I will give it to Him.
28 And you, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord God concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach: Say, A sword, a sword is drawn for the slaughter; it is polished to cause it to devour to the uttermost and to flash like lightning,29 While they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you to lay you [of Ammon] upon the headless trunks of those who are slain, of the wicked whose day is coming at the time of the final reckoning and punishment.30 Return [the sword] to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin and of your birth, I will judge you.
Ezekiel 21:27-30 | AMP