October 8, 2021
Joel 3:9-10 (NKJV) Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war1 Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ”
In Ephesians 6:12, it is explained that our war is not against flesh and blood. So, every time we read the verse ‘about war’, don’t connote war in a ‘physical body’. In the Old Testament, this happened, but the war that took place was actually a spiritual war.
Believe it or not, we are actually the ‘target’ of the enemy (devil) to be ‘killed’, both physically and spiritually dead. As long as he sees an opening, he will attack us systematically and ‘brutally’. That is indeed the nature of the devil, which is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).
But still the devil can’t act arbitrarily, because after all GOD’S PROTECTION is much stronger than the devil’s attack. But that doesn’t mean we can be ‘relaxed’, in fact God wants us to face the war that we really have to face.
Start with the realization that “I AM A WARRIOR (I AM STRONG)!”. Make this our identity in Him! Thus, the AWARENESS of OUR IDENTITY will make us experience a change in spiritual position in dealing with various facts and negative data from the enemy.
John 1:12 (NKJV) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
Pray for the verses of God’s Word in the book of Joel 3:9-10, while imagining victory in every aspect of our lives. When we diligently use the Word as the sword of the Spirit to conquer all forms of the enemy’s work that intimidates, suppresses, and disturbs the mind (Ephesians 6:17-18), then the Spirit will give us further direction.
The direction contains various potentials that make us experience various improvements. It can be an increase in spiritual position or sharpness in spirit, then it can also be an increase in ‘ability or skill’ to complete God’s will. The term pruning knife re-sharpened into a spear.
The point is we just obey, even to simple directions that seem ‘too simple and unreasonable’, but all of them must still be obeyed. Because our obedience will bring God’s sovereignty to our lives. Sovereignty is what will position us to be the LIGHT THAT SHINES ON THE MOUNTAIN.
Matthew 5:14 (NKJV) “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Because God is real for us, the eyes of many people will be on us. Especially when the world is getting darker, they really need God who is within us. They will come to us to know the living God!
Isaiah 2:2-5 (NKJV) Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Notice verse 4, the verse is the opposite of the book of Joel 3:10. Instead they will forge swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning shears.
What does it mean? God will give them the ability to PLOW PEOPLE’S HEART FAST AND CUT THE FLESH IN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES. This is what will make the ACCELERATION OF TRUTH MULTIPLICATION happen!
Isaiah 61:5-6 (NKJV) Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the foreigner shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, they shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you shall boast.
The Lord said: “Get ready! Because the PLOWSHARE IS AT WORK in the lives of many people. Keep on sounding MY VOICE! Look and reap souls for My glory!! Keep functioning in My throne room. Speak the Word and pray according to Your will. Then the ACCELERATION OF THE HARVEST will soon manifest on this earth.”
Amos 9:13-15 (NKJV) “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,” says the Lord your God.
The Lord again said to me: “Be aware, the restoration of all things has begun and is happening from the throne room. Live in the throne room as a royal priesthood to reign and rule in My voice that will restore the nations!”
Let it be done in the name of the Lord Jesus! Amen! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus
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