FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23
Scripture: Revelation 19:15
Revelation 19:15 says, “Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” We seem to be catching the Sword part, but having difficulty with the strike issue. All we have to do is look at how David prayed and striking becomes obvious. David never had a problem taking the Word of God and striking his enemy. He was consistent, he was bold, and he acted like it was part of what God had given him to do. He accepted the responsibility that striking with the Sword of the Spirit was a simple part of his everyday warfare. It was not unusual to him. He did not have any tradition to overcome. So he prayed covenantally whenever he needed to. The only difference between David and us, is that David understood the covenant firsthand. We have to fight our way through fifty years of tradition and unsanctified mercy from neglected passages and erroneous teaching. We can gain the position David had by relationship and revelation. We have to engraft the Word of his covenant to get there! David struck his enemy by prayer based on his covenant. We can do the same thing!