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

Killing Idols For REVIVAL – new book release announcement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQm0TPHZRIk

Esosa announces and gives a mini-background on the new book – Killing Idols For REVIVAL.

http://killingidols.com

Daniel 9: iRepent | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 23 –

iRepent

We have been doing a series of events leading up to the Call called iRepent. We will be seeking to achieve the great repentance that is necessary to turn our city and nation around. Through the past couple of years, my wife and I have been shown – thru dreams, real life experiences, and by scriptures – the main principalities and powers that dominate our city and prevent revival and awakening in America. The Church is completely responsible, because Christ gave  us  all of the authority. So we have to turn our hearts to God in order to excercise that authority correctly.   

One of the main points that God keeps emphasizing is that Daniel turned a nation repenting and praying all by himself! He saw what was happening according to scripture. He responded in fasting, prayer, sackloth and ashes. God responded by sending Him one of the highest ranking angels. God used His response of faith and humility to get His will done on earth. He also revealed to Daniel even more mysteries for further down the line of history.

Read Daniel 9.

Some of the main points:

Daniel got deep revelation of scripture. – Daniel responded to the Word of God with fear and trembling. He dove so deep into it that he realized it was time for its fullfillment. Then He responded with full knowledge of the seriousness of what Israel had done, knowing all the sins they have committed and how serious they were. He didn’t gloss over anything, because He understood the book of Jeremiah and the Torah.

Daniel knew His role. – Daniel understood the God/Man partnership. God is Sovereign and Man has been given authority. He knew He was responsible to pray into the will of God. He knew God presented His word not just to be heard, but to be interacted with, and engaged in, and acted upon.

Daniel repented by himself! – One man turned a nation by repentance, prayer, sackcloth, and ashes. What can you do by yourself to turn your city or nation to God and have the highest ranking angels fight for God’s will, and trumpet a message in response to your words?

Daniel repented for things he didn’t even do. – Daniel repented on behalf of his whole nation and took responsibility. Oftentimes its our little sins that allow the world to release big sins against us. We give the devil an inch in us, and that gives him a mile in the culture, and he can send his enemies after you according to what you did. But you can even turn your heart to God concerning the things you didn’t do. You can sigh and cry and fast and pray for any abominations done, and God will respond and reward you.

Daniel repented physically as well as spiritually. – Daniel understood the principle “First the Natural, then the Spiritual.” He didn’t just pray it and say it. It got deep in his mind, and then it changed his emotions as well. Then he changed his clothes from fancy clothes to rags (sackcloth). He put dust on his face (ashes). He stopped eating pleasant food, choosing to avoid meats, sweets, and maybe even bread (Daniel 11 fast). Maybe he only ate raw food for a time (Daniel 1 fast). He may have even went all-water for a couple of days (water fast). He got physical with his turning to God.

God responded with power, authority, affection and revelation. – Power – the nation was set in path to fulfill Jeremiah and return to Jerusalem. Authority – one of the highest ranking angels, Gabriel came to Him personally. Affection – He was called beloved of God. Revelation – he ended up with further knowledge of God’s mystery and plan.

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call