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Dagger of the Lord

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June 6, 2021 9:46 pm

Dagger of the Lord

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June 6, 2021 9:46 pm

We as believers have the greatest weapon of all, the "Sword of the Spirit"

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Well I got something on my heart. Judges chapter 3 let's go there for just a few moments and I want to read a few passages to you and and were going to magnify the let you know you are in a war you are in a war, a spiritual battle. Galatians 516 alternator, but it says this, the flesh wars against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh. These are contrary one to the other that you may not do the things that you desire.

You know that means you are in a constant battle. Your flesh is in a constant battle to stop you from living and walking in the spirit and your spirit is in a constant battle of trying to crucify the flesh, but you may not fulfill the lust thereof, and you will always have that fight too much struggle, but today I want you to hold up your Bible, you have it with you.

That'll hold that fold up I want to see the Bible's answer right.

All right, all right you have you put them down you have in your hand grade hold your phones about your decision to do it. Yeah, thank you. Praise God I getting a bridge this now Nazis you have a dagger in your hand. Did you know that you have a spiritual weapon. It's called the word of God. Season six and 17 says that we are to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is why the word of God.

That's an offense of weapon that's an aggressive weapon. You have a dagger look with me. I read this this week I was reading through the book of judges of all books and I tell you it's a very interesting book you've ever read through the book of judges you have in the period of history of Israel. Joshua is on his deathbed, Joshua, of course, was the successor of Moses, and he was the pastor of Israel, and he took people into the land of Canaan and we know how God supernaturally squashed the walls of Jericho did not and how they went into Canaan and victory after victory in and there was some loss but there was victory after victory.

And God said, take the land and then Josh was on his deathbed, and that leaves Israel without a leader before Samuel was the last judge of Israel and before King Saul and King David. So this is a period of time where they had no one leader to look to so Judges is a period of cycles where Israel is serving God with all their heart not to make this remind you of anything there serving God with all their heart there on fire their zealous their excited and then they go into a spiritual decline and they began to serve idols, and they began to intermarry with nations that God told them to keel and then they cried out to God and the Bible says over and over again that the Lord raised up deliverers and judges to bring them out of the mess that they put themselves in. Think about course, that's a picture pointing to Christ, who is our deliver is a not. He's the righteous judge and took the penalty of sin and judge sin at the cross for you and I so therefore we can cry out to him at any time, you will hear us, but I want you to see if narrative here that is so powerful that you can relate to your life and this week I want you to remember that you have a dagger.

Everybody shout dagger you have the sword of the Spirit.

Now look with me at a Judges chapter 3 verse 14. They have been in bondage to the Moabites for some time.

The children of Israel. Verse 14 of judges three. So the children of Israel served it long or that's in a minute. The king of Moab 18 years. But when the children of Israel cry unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer. His name was Ehud everybody say Ehud if you're looking for baby names in the future. That's but they cried unto the Lord, how many know that when you cry unto the Lord, the huge this morning. Many of you are facing a trial.

The trial of your life, depression, anxiety, all these things are on the rise, but they do not have to be on the rise in the life of the believer in the life of the one who is spirit field in the life of the one who carries a dagger called the word of God so easily was raised up.

He was a Benjamite. Everybody shout Benjamite.

The name Benjamite actually me, son of the right hand like about her son of the right hand I live. Now let me ask you where is Christ seated today at the right hand of the father is physically at the right hand of the father and he ever lives to do what make intercession for you and that's why he live, son of the right hand but you good look with me was a left-handed thoughts. The tribe of Benjamin. This is unique because Benjamin Benjamite means to be the son of the right hand yet. The tribe of Benjamin was known to have an army of hundreds of men who were left-handed, who were skillful in battle and could not be overcome evil. It was one of these guys who was part of this army of left-handed people. What does that mean what time do you think that's just there to be there. Absolutely not. So Benjamite son of the right hand easily. It is a left-handed warrior telling us that we are the body of Christ we are the left-hand. We are the hands and feet and the body of Christ we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. God sits upon his throne. Christ seated at the right hand. We are in Christ we are the body of the Bible. Wonderful when you decide to read it on a man. This is better than anything you watch on television.

This is better than anything you'll hear the office. Come on, a man. This is the dagger the word of God. Now look with me. It gets better left-handed.

And by him the children of Israel sent a pleasant everybody shout present unto egg along the king of Moab now. In other words, they were saying, look here devil we got something for you guys. The body of Christ.

You and I should be very aggressive in attacking principalities and powers. I'm telling you today. We should be on the offense, if not the did the armor of God was never meant to cover your back. Did you realize that it's all covering the front side. Why, because you are to be aggressive and go after the things of spiritual warfare with one dagger the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. You are the body of Christ in cries during the five arch. But here's the issue.

If the only time that you read Scripture is when it's on the screen on Sunday morning, you are starving yourself spiritually and when Elon and when the principalities and powers come against you and they will, and it will come out of nowhere.

As I was mixing today. Stress these things affect us in ways we can't even imagine. And often times you don't realize it until it happens to write and then you wonder what in the world is going on with my life. My body and my mind will tell you what's going on. You are in a spiritual battle and you belong to God, you are property of the Holy Spirit. So I'm naturally duck the enemy of your soul is coming after you to pull you away from Almighty God, and you must be prepared with the word dagger to take on principalities and powers. You should wake up every morning and instead of lying there suffering with the anxieties of life. Wake up every morning. Let your feet hit the floor and just tell the devil I got something for you today. I got a present for you. Come on now abilities the pick on you.

What dad said he sits grade his shoulders stand up to that God come on, a man and if you will be aggressive and stand up and squared her shoulders. The same applies in the spirit world is not telling you I may not look like much of the flesh, but I feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the spirit so when the devil led Santos comes against us from hell. We can say I've got a present for you. That's what Ehud said, look here with me but he who'd made him a what a dagger. Verse 16, which had two edges so I can tell you right now I can't help but think about Hebrews 4 verse 12 it says the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, joint and Marlowe is a discerner of the Symbian tips of the heart. In verse 13 says that all things are connected before him while who's him him is the word of God that sharper than any two-edged sword, because in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the word was God and the same was in the beginning with God without him was not anything made that was made in him was life, and that light was the life of men in the light shines in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. You know that means that darkness will never overcome the light of God. Anytime the light of the gospel shines into a dark heart, a dark world of dark my chaotic situation and will always overcome the darkness. I'm telling you, if you do not have the sword of the Spirit flashlights not going to work on a man. We must stand upon the word of God, so he made a dagger two edges and a cubit length. You read that this rewrite over it would, but were talking about 18 inches.

Shout 18. What does that mean well, it means a lot of things, because in the new covenant we are empowered customs left-hand the body of Christ in the right hand of the father, Christ Jesus, we are empowered by who the third person, the Holy Ghost, the spirit of God the comfort of the counselor, the Prince of peace.

The Holy Ghost is the one who unveils and reveals the word of the dagger to you can't help but think about the fruit of the spirit got love and joy and peace and wanted to shout a man long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, and I count those. I think it's nine right and then I go to first for the jump, and I read about the gifts of the Holy Ghost.

And if I recall, there's well, there's nine of them.

9+9 is 118 you think that's fair just to be there. Absolutely not evil. It was a picture of the body of Christ.

Going into the enemy's camp saying, look here devil, I've got something for you and it is a dagger. It's the word of God. It's the sword of the Spirit and it goes far beyond a lot. Take with you but it goes far beyond paper and leather and a cell phone screen. It's something that is in your heart that something that you stand upon it and live by because they may take the paper and leather away. One day they might shut the cell phones off and say well you can have a Bible on that thing anymore, and you better have the word of God, you better have a sharp dagger to take toward the commodity man you are gifted with a dagger with the gifts of the spirit with the fruit of the spirit empower by the Holy Ghost commodity man and he did. Verse 16 is what he did with it. He girded it under his raiment. What did he do he hit it on his right thigh.

We can talk about covenant.

There right Abraham and Jacob said put your hand on my thigh, which is a transfer of the covenant. The promise of God we have a promise right here that if we believe the book commodity man that the promises of God are yes and a man, but he hit it. Psalm 119 verse 11 says this by word have I hid in my heart that I might not see and I danced the when you hide God's word in your heart it is a dagger at your disposal to take on principalities and powers and all the powers of hail commodity man. So in that spirit of fear comes against you.

You can say I've got a dagger, I've got something for you.

My Bible says that I do not have a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind. With that anxious spirit begins to overcome you and you feel that panic attack began to rise up in your heart and in your mind you can say I've got something for you devil, it's called the word of God dagger that I'm to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. I make my request on the peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus, that spirit of infirmity and sickness comes against you can say I've got something for you devil when you hear the bad report I'm going to believe the report of the Lord that says by his stripes I that you see here's the thing you believe it You've got a dagger you got it dagger the word of God, you got a dagger. My brother would give modern medicine credit all day long, but there will be no modern medicine. If it wasn't for the sovereignty and the gifted power of God. My Bible still says there's gifts of healing. Thank God for doctors thank God for medicine, but when it comes right down to it I give all glory to God because if it wasn't for the gift of God. Dagger others were. I stand upon it today. Thank you father. The word in his book with me for 70 and he brought the present on to read on the kingdom here's here's what here's where we fail most the time you hot II can't stand up with you later on. So you not bear with me on will just look at me, look at your neighbor and say these pitiful all right so he brought the present verse 17 on three dawn the king of Moab and the gong was a very fat man what that is better than Reader's Digest General Hospital visit of Yuri the Bible. It is very interesting. Quick Egon was fat another significance in all this because he could take his dagger and he goes into the enemy's camp.

He goes into the enemy's territory doesn't talk to I doesn't stop going to church on a bridge in our right there commodity man the moment that the powers of hail come against some people, the first thing they want to do was throw the drapes closed and cry and have a pity party and they want to find somebody to sympathize with. I'm not going to be that this more. I will do it because I know that you have a weapon but you have to make the choice, just like he would make the choice. His willingness to go face-to-face with the guy tell you that when you stand against the powers of hail. It's just you and the enemy of your soul. Now we can intercede for you.

We can stand behind you. I can pray for you, but when it comes right down to it, I can assure you, be it on to you according to your faith. God does not respond to who you are where you work want to do the affluent.

You may have. The only thing that God responds to is your Alitalia you can. Christ looked at his people and he said sometimes you have a little phrase, you have no faith you have great faith and you have much faith now you must be in a place of progression in your faith, but the only way to progress. Faith is to exhibit to exercise faith to show faith. So instead of backing down through anxiety toweling down the second.

Steve told me just a minute as a pastor you know what my cancer is gone is I couldn't believe I was surprised about it because that's exactly what I believe God for Alitalia something when you have a sort of a spirit but dagger now about. I guess it I talked to Steve morning what he was doing reading the word confessing the word he was sharpening his dagger stay with you till we go to bed to rest and is a will and displayed in the word so that's all I've got.

So that's all you need all hallelujah because heaven and earth will pass away the word of God will stand forever medical science only goes so far. You know why because there could be another COBIT 19 want to go do that. There are some things beyond their scope of understanding. Believe it or not, but when that does happen. Don't fear only believe and they will respond according to your faith, but it takes effort.

Ladies and gentlemen, it takes a willingness it takes choosing to say that this day I am my house will serve the Lord, come on, a man so he goes into distracting verse 18 and we when he had made an end to all for the president said the way the people that bear the present. Once again the system to be you in the enemy, but he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gil Gollancz and I have a secret errand old king who said keep silent as to what the enemy wants. He wants to shut you up and all that stood by him went out from Andy Hood came unto him, and he was sitting in a so you know I got a little while when I got on this point, but you could we see something here. Everybody's gone he's by himself. In theory, now that he had the power of God in the spirit of God, but I believe the point is is that you have to make up your mind if your spouse is really halfway serve God. You gotta make up your mind. I'm going to serve him with my whole heart. Come on, a man and that I'm going to put God forefront in my life, because it's you and the enemy of your soul. When you stand before God, we used to sing a song.

It's maybe it's me, it's me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer, not my mother not my father not my brother you know, but it's me standing. When you stand before God. Your spouse will not be with you, your mom and dad will not be with you, your pastor, I will not be with you, but you will stand before God and give an account to him on your old and sometimes being alone is a good thing because when you make up your mind that you're going to serve God with all your heart and that you want to be spirit baptized in you what the gifts of the spirit operated in your life and you tell somebody you believe in divine healing may look at you like your new calendar date and I'll say that person's elevator doesn't go to the top edge of temptation with a lot of you you get around coworkers and family and people in the world and you're a little cautious on how you're going to look at your chart start talking about the Holy Ghost and you said well I got a willing vessel ever tell it's a Pentecostal church because then those look start, you just speak in tongues you lay on the ground is all that stuff happen there will tell you, you better be willing to stand on your old commodity man, people are going to look at you that I don't do it neglect you are going to abandon you. Jesus said it like this. If you're going to serve me and live for make, be prepared to lose mother, father, brother, sister, think about everybody in your family. Maybe in a chaotic Hills fun situation, but you ladies and gentlemen can be in covenant with God, and you can squared her shoulders against the enemy and you can stand on the word of God.

You have a dagger and its sharp and sharper than any two-edged sword, aren't you glad the word of God hold of the Bible again. Just hold it up, the first tenet of our faith of the church of God, as we believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible you believe this word is inspired by God or is it just something that helps you get to the day it's something that motivates you none of this is the eternal Word of God established the Bible when put in less you want to keep it up. Second Peter 121 says this, the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost commodity man second Timothy 316, 17 says all Scripture shout all Scripture is given by inspiration of God is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of the will of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto every good work about Proverbs 30 verse five and six you know that one.

Every word of God is pure, it is a shield to them that trust and do not add to his word list to rebuke you and you be found as a liar, but John 1035 when Jesus said my words are spirit and they are life, this is the word of the living God were in verse 20. Andy Hood came under him and he was sitting in a summer parlor he was taking it easy he had for himself alone leaves that I have a message from God, and he rose up out of his seat. Verse 21 he who took forth his left hand.

There is and he took the what the dagger in his right thigh from the place of covenant and he thrusted into his belly of the belly here represents the totality of an individual. Do you realize that you have completed total authority over the enemy when you stand and carry the dagger of the word of God that you have total authority over sickness, disease, anxieties, depression, you have the authority commodity man thrusted into his belly.

Verse 22 1/2. Also went in after the blade and the fat closed upon the blade so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly and the dirt came out. Now Isaiah 14 says something very interesting that one day we are going to look upon Diablo's the devil, Lucifer, son of the morning were going to say these words was the guy that shook the nations in Isaiah 60 that's what it says is this the guy that caused all that trouble is this really little looking devil is fat out of shape adversary.

Is he will that oppress the people of God is he the one that allowed fear to rise up in my heart.

Is he the one that calls depression overcome my mind as long brought sickness into my body. Some of you will be kicking yourself because you have complete, saying he's not powerful he's the God of this world, but what I am telling you is that with the dagger of the word of God you can tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all the powers of the devil even said well I got a message for you and what you need to say is I got a message for you devil I just put it on the bottom of your foot and say really that stupid because the enemy is under your feet. If I could get you believing this. I'm telling you we can experience revival like never before, priced thrusted into his belly.

Verse 23 he Hood went forth through the porch and he shut the doors of the parlor and he locked the one of these days and I believe very soon. Glad to be somewhere about a said one of these days Revelation chapter 20 there's an Angel right now that has a key to the bottomless pit, and our Lord is going to shut up the devil turned the key and lockable way for a thousand years and you want to talk about victory like never before. He's loose right now there's a devil loose there's a devil loose in Russia there's a devil loose in the Middle East there's a devil loose in America anybody hearing what I'm saying there are devils loose but I'm declaring the day that we got a dagger. We got a saying that we could drag behind us and one of these days, the landmark is going to take us out of here, there's gonna be tribulation like never before and you don't want to be here for. I'm telling you that now, but at the end of that relation. Revelation 19 I gotta read it to you stand your feet break it up for me.

Revelation 19 and I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse and he that sat upon it was called faithful and true, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire on his head were many crowns and he had a name written, that no man knew but himself and he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and his name is called.

Everybody shouted the word of God and the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, but you and I and out of his mouth out of his mouth goes a sharp sword that waited with it he should smite the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron. I will have a new you became the first time lying in a manger, a tame on a pallet of straw and account trough but he's coming back. The second time this victory upon a white horse, and out of his mouth, but dad to be good but the Lord will smite the nations in the Valley of Jezreel. We will see as King of Kings and Lord of lords every had about every article, Lee said, among the torches that day. Lee who is how I see worship the Lord.

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