Modern Day Swords
2 Samuel 23: 9-10
And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
Eleazar was the second man in King David’s trilogy of the three mighty men. King David was a mighty leader, he believed God could do anything. David was renowned for his great exploits. He killed a Bear and Lion with his hands and Goliath with a slingshot.
His greatness, his examples, made others believe they could achieve great things too and David’s anointing carried over to his men. Eleazar single-handedly fought an army and prevailed. Just like King David, he knew God was on his side, and he wasn’t about giving up any real estate to the enemy, even when everyone else fled.
Great leaders aspire others to achieve great things. Our founders of this nation believed they could do great things. They believed they could obtain Liberty from a monarchy.
Our weapons have changed to some degree, instead of flintlock rifles and swords, we carry the word of God.
Years ago, I had a vision of myself, I reached down and picked up a rusty sword, held it in my hand and gazed at it for a moment. That was the end of the vision I had no idea what it meant, a rusty sword? But I would occasionally think about it and wonder.
Then twenty plus years later my mother sent me my great grandmother’s bible from the 1800s, I was sitting at this desk and Judy came into my office and said, “The bible your mother sent you, came today.” When she handed it to me across my desk, I had a repeat vision, the bible suddenly turned into a rusty sword. I can’t explain my emotions at the moment, but I was shocked.
My Great Grandmother Lilly, a genuine lady of God, had a sword and it was an old King James Bible. God never forgets a prayer; I know something was passed onto me that day.
Some of her life she lived out of a wagon, even living alone in the great prairies. Like Eleazar clutching his sword, when the battle was done, he could not release the sword from his hand, and she carried her old King James all her life.
Clutch the word of God as though your life depends on it, your exploits in prayer can save a soul, or maybe even a nation.
He is: Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah
Mighty in Battle