Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand (Psalm 149:5-6).
Psalm 149:5 exhorts the saints to be joyful in glory and sing aloud upon their beds. The ensuing verse 6 says, “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand.” This is a prophecy from the Old Testament, and you have to understand that the revelation of the New Testament Church was hidden from the prophets of the Old Testament. Thus, when the passage speaks of “a two-edged sword in their hand,” it reflects their viewpoint based on their perception of the Kingdom.
However, a fascinating shift takes place in the New Testament: the two-edged sword isn’t in the hand; rather, it’s in our mouths. Talking about Jesus, the Apostle John writes, “And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength” (Revelation 1:15-16).
Notice it says this two-edged sword protruded from his mouth and not his hand. We don’t fight with a sword in our hand; the sword is in our mouth. Again, in Revelation 19:15, the Bible says, “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations….” That is remarkable.
In the 21st verse, it says, “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh” (Revelation 19:21). This sword is the prophetic Word of God in your mouth. That’s our weapon of war today in the Kingdom.
Jeremiah 51:20 says, “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.” With the Word on our lips, we cut the enemy asunder. We paralyze all the works of the devil everywhere. Blessed be God!
Dear Father, thank you for the revelation of your Word and the blessings of the New Testament. With the sword in my mouth, I speak forth righteousness into the nations. I declare that the effort of those who secretly or openly sponsor or promote violence and hostility against the Church is fruitless. Glory to God!
Ephesians 6:17; Ecclesiastes 8:4; Hebrews 4:12
1-year bible reading plan
1 John 1-2:1-14; Ezekiel 43-44
2-year bible reading plan
John 16:12-22; 2 Chronicles 1-2