Every Mans Sword Against His Neighbor

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Amen Brother!

That is what this says, and that is what this means. “ The Lord set every man’s sword against his fellow… and there was a great discomfiture”.

Jdg 7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.
1Sa 14:20 And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.

That is the outward letter understanding of these verses, and we are seeing it come to pass more and more every day as we see the polarization, both nationally and internationally, of all those who refuse to acknowledge that God really is “working all things after the counsel of His own will”.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

A much deeper spiritual understanding of these words is that we actually live these words which have come out of the mouth of God.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

How do we “live by” these words? We all experience “a great discomfiture” when we first hear the Words of Truth. An internal struggle begins which ends only when the last false doctrine within us is destroyed and smitten by the sword of God’s Word.
Thanks for sharing your insights with me.
Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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