Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
When you first read this scripture it makes you think “Whoa, dude you have some issue’s here!” Maybe King David really did mean it that way? However, he was the king and it’s never a good idea to upset a king, David could have just sent his army to shut some enemies up.
Recently while in California I was praying outside at a very beautiful farm owned by a friend. As I stood on the top of the hill looking down into the countryside, I said: “Lord please Bless this land.” No sooner had the words come out of my mouth, I clearly heard the enemy say very angrily: “I Promise You!” I grew up in the country and I know a threat when I hear one.
Instead of cringing in fear I laughed with joy and raised my hands and said joyfully: “Oh LORD! Break my enemy’s teeth! So that he can lie to me no more!” Instantly I felt this inner joy, a gentle peace over me it was so gentle, so pleasant. We don’t need to get scared, or violently angry to defeat the works of the enemy, praise is the weapon of choice.
Think about this:
1 Peter 5:8
Be temperate and vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour,
Temperate: be sober level headed.
Vigilant: keep watch, stay on the lookout.
Yes, LORD! Break the teeth of the young lions! So that they can lie to me no more! Say it with joy because praise confuses the enemy! If people are speaking against you, pray against the spirit that is governing them, that’s your enemy, not the person.