SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Scripture: Revelation 1:16;19:15
In Revelation 1:16 we find that out of Jesus’ mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword. In Revelation 19:15 we find out exactly what He does with it. We are told, “That out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.” The sword of Jesus’ rule is expressed as a result of the prayers of God’s people. As we pray in concert with the Holy Spirit, Jesus strikes the resistance. David asked God to strike the enemy. We can ask God to remove all resistance. We pray Spirit-led prayers and speak to the mountain allowing God to remove it! Why are we nicer than God? How does tradition so rule the American church as to turn us into ‘nicer than God’ Christians? What would the church look like that was confident in striking the enemy with the sword of their mouth? May such a people arise!