Summary: Reminding God's People we are at War and we have an assignment to fulfill.
God’s Battle Axe
M. Moyer>> ( GREAT WORD ) From her devotional book
Today in my quiet time I found myself in Jeremiah 51:20.....
"You are My battle-ax and weapon of war, for with you I will break the Nations in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms....
God was speaking about Cyrus...He called him His battle-ax, His weapon of war...
Cyrus became an instrument of judgement against many nations and kingdoms, but particularly against Babylon... which had carried the tribes of Israel and Judah into captivity..
Cyrus had the heart and vision of a warrior...he knew he was to accomplish a divine mission in the earth....It was the time for Israel to be released from bondage and God worked through Cyrus to bring His plan to pass.....
In this day....God is fashioning another weapon of war....not formed by and through the life of one man or woman ....but by a company of warriors...raised up to take cities and nations and cause transformation in the earth....This great company...His warrior bride... His church....walking in revelation...clothed in anointing worshiping in holiness and moving in the rhythms of His grace....fully able to not just run.....but WIN the race....We will arise and release the captives and take Kingdom dominion and authority!
Jeremiah 51:20-23--Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid; I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
God is a warrior; the Man of war is His name.
Exodus 15:3--The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
Every warrior goes to battle with weapons of warfare trusted, effective and reliable. No warrior ever goes to battle without his weapons.
When God says that you are His battle axe, He is saying you are His weapon of warfare. He intends to fight battles through you.
A battle axe is anything in the hand of the warrior that is capable of bringing down the enemy.
God is saying with you in His hands, He can bring down any enemy.
When Moses was to go to Egypt to bring up the children of Israel
Moses felt very incapable and unqualified but this is what God said:
Ex 7:1--And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh
This means that whatever God would have done by Himself to Pharaoh, He would do through Moses. Pharaoh did not see God but he saw God’s power working through Moses.
People should see the power of God in you as a child of God.
The world is a battle-field and it is a place of darkness.
Many Christians refuse to be the battle-axe of God.
You have an opportunity/choice of being God’s battle–axe or not.
The enemies of God are the arch-enemies of God’s children.
When you cannot get at a man, his children are the next target.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD BATTLE AXE
A good axe must be swift, sharp, strong and powerful.
God expects every Christian to be His battle-axe.
He will use you in destroying the kingdom of darkness.
CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD’S BATTLE AXE:
1. Must be SHARP:
What sharpens you as a child of God is the word of God.
When the word of God is rich in you, you will be a sharp axe.
The word of God can cut into pieces anything it lands upon.
With the word of God you can bring into captivity everything that exalts itself above the knowledge of God.
Hebrews 4:12--For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Matthew 21:44--And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
The stone in the passage talks about the word of God.
Jeremiah 23:29--Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Isaiah 55:11--So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.