THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Scripture: Psalm 2:1-9
Psalm 2:1-9 hints at what we find in Revelation 19. Psalm 2 makes it clear that it is our job to break the resistance to our harvest with a Rod of Iron. It is our job to dash it in pieces like a potter’s vessel. The Jesus of Revelation 19 is breaking and dashing. And the question is, are we willing to break and dash? It is a tall order and one not entered into lightly. The Hebrew word for “break” is ra-rah and means, ‘A blow from which there is no recovery,’ or to bring a blow from which recovery is a very long process. The Hebrew word for “dash” is naw-fats and means, ‘To break into nine pieces, then to blow on and scatter the pieces until they can never be reconstituted.’ That anointing in the middle of a war would likely gain us the prize. Are we willing to break and to dash? Those are both serious wartime manifestations. Yet the Lord said that is what it means to carry the Rod of Iron. If we have the Rod of Iron we can walk in this place. Jesus died for this and He made it available. The question is, have we given ourselves to studying the Word until we are proficient in using the Rod of Iron? If not, now is the time to grow into it!