Why the Swords and Axes? | Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why Swords and Axes?   |  Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why the Sword SoS? Why All the Axes? I thought you were a nice guy…

I’m still a nice guy. I’m the same SoS that I always was… To be honest, this was all just led by The Ghost. Isaiah 49:1-4 came to my heart a few days ago and I’ve been thinking about it for a week or so. One day I put a little post about something totally different on my facebook page and it just kept flowing. The next day my wife woke up early; flowing with a crazy powerful message for like 5 hours straight. She’s pregnant so she NEVER wakes up early. Her message is actually the biggest axe of the week! The next day I was woken around 4 am with another really hardcore message. This was blowing our minds, so I decided that this week would be the “Week of Swords and Axes.” Then a friend sent me another crazy sharp swordified video message that the Lord gave them. We couldn’t stop it, so we just decided to flow with it.

BIG SWORDS ARE FOR FIGHTING

Isaiah 49: 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me

We don’t wrestle with flesh and blood. We fight with Spiritual principalities, powers, and false ideologies that they promote from the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6). When we pray and speak the Word angels fight. Obviously there are some big battles going on and God needs someone to speak those swords to get these battles won.

 

SMALL SWORDS ARE FOR PRUNING

John 15 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

A plant has branches, leaves and fruit. If our lives are plants, our results are our fruit. When we produce good fruit of love and faithful discipleship for Jesus Christ, it’s a good thing. Why do we still need swords? Because God wants to produce MORE fruit… So He cuts off the branches in your life that aren’t bearing fruit, because they are taking energy and resources from the branches that are bearing fruit. God cuts off diseased branches that produce rotten fruit, spoiled fruit, fruit that is too small, or no fruit at all.

If the tree doesn’t produce any fruit at all, He burns it.

The sword represents God’s pruning knives, from the mouth of a messenger who will cut off wicked things in our life with the Word of God. It’s necessary for everyone. Swords don’t mean you are doing bad. When God gives you swords, it means you are doing well, and God wants even MORE out of you!

 

AXES GO TO THE ROOT

Matthew 3 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down , and cast into the fire.

The axe is a little different from the sword. The sword is to trim leaves and branches, outside things. The Sword is for people that are doing well. The axe is for people that are doing evil, and aren’t producing good fruit at all.

Continuing our tree analogy, the tree draws sustenance from under the ground through roots. Satan comes from under the ground in hell and introduces poisonous influences and diseases. It goes throughout the tree through the roots. It permeates through to all the branches, all the leaves, and all the fruit.

So we get the axe. We dig up under the ground, and we take the axe to the root of the tree. We cut out the wicked root, and replace the poisonous dirt with new fresh clean dirt. Or we just kill the tree, let it fall and plant a new one in a better place.

The Role of God’s Messenger

Jeremiah 1: 9 …And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See , I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out , and to pull down , and to destroy , and to throw down , to build , and to plant .

Jeremiah was told to speak God’s words and root out, pull down, destroy, throw down… then build, and plant.

Gods Words in Jeremiah’s Mouth was Authority:

Over Nations – governmental authorities – (as buildings)

Over Kingdoms – financial authorities – (as plants)

Actions That God’s Messenger Was Responsible to Do:

Root out: pull up what has grown up by the roots (as a plant)

Pull Down: pull down the branches that have grown up (as a plant)

Destroy: demolish, cause to vanish (as a building)

Throw down: tear down (as a building)

Plant (after pulling down)

Build (after tearing down)

So we’re not going to take shortcuts and step in as “blind visionary leaders” or “false prophets” to “Build and Plant” before we have done steps 1-4: “Root out, Pull down, Destroy, and Throw Down.”

So it’s the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

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