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“But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:52-56‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I am still seeing it today…

“Put your sword in its place.” Was not what the disciples wanted to hear, they were ready for revolution, they were ready for war, but Jesus said no.

This kingdom will not be built on the blood of its enemies it is being built by those who were once enemies… by the love of God that is what changes the way we think (repentance). 
Peter put down his sword, not because he wanted to but because Jesus told him too, I’m sure Peter was thinking (ok, now this is getting crazy, the son of man comes to establish the kingdom of heaven and we lay down our weapons?) the answer is YES, lay down your weapons and we are still being asked to lay down our weapons. I have watched some lay down their weapons and never come back In fear , I’ve watched some who continue to hold on to their weapons with a death grip in fear and I’ve seen some who like Peter… realize that the power is in the way Jesus showed us to establish the kingdom (love).

If you are following Jesus you will Be asked or are currently at the place where he is telling you to put your weapon in its place, he fights for you and the Kingdom of Heaven is being established by the God head in the heart of men and women and children through love and intimacy with Yahweh. 
Jesus spent his physical time here building the Kingdom this way not sharpening his sword and strategically planning how to overcome the enemy, he knew that His death, burial and resurrection would take care of that for eternity.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So… “Put your sword in its place.”

I’ve spent a lot of time
thinking I have something
to understand
And say for God,
But he has said it all.
Jesus Christ not only
understood the word,
He did the word.
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

Being excellent

I have come to the conclusion that a lot of times we as Christians we have a misplaced identity, we get the delusion that truly serving Yahweh is being relevant and popular and that couldn’t be further from the truth, you don’t have to be Billy Graham to be great for God.

I think it’s easy to see our spiritual leaders and think If I’m gonna have a successful ministry I need to be like that dude… I’ve tried that and have been very unsuccessful at it and at ministry trying to be something that I’m not, so what are you? Where are you most successful for Yahweh? That can only be realized through intimacy and time with Him, you may be a great warrior mom or an excellent employee and mom, maybe your mission is to be head of your household maybe it’s being a great neighbor, yes these are all things that we want to be excellent at but we can tend to shine light on things in ministry giving them great importance when sometimes loving that dude at work that Hates you and doing a great job even though you don’t get paid enough, or your looked over again and again for a promotion and nothing seems fair is a ministry, and these things can become the hum drum of life. We need to remember that Yahweh is our redeemer and that this day like every day has been anointed and appointed and set forth by Him with you in mind, this day and the opportunities within it will never come again and we do not want to miss the greatness that Yahweh has for us just because we felt like our assignment from Him was minuscule and irrelevant. You are relevant today, maybe not Popular maybe not well known maybe the only people that admire you are some little kids that just want to make a mud pie or build some LEGOs or a McDonald’s employee at the drive through… whatever situation you are in Yahweh has appointed you and anointed you to be the best at whatever it is that you are doing today, so many times I’ve overlooked Yahweh’s assignment on my life in the (hum drum) of life because I was looking to the stars. I am reminded of something Yoda said to Luke in the Empire Strikes Back when he was training on Dagobah. “All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.”

What is Yahweh doing in your midst today? The simplest things are holy and relevant, Jesus said:

“Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:31-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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