The Sword of David
| tue, april 20, 2010 |
Honoring Israel's Memorial Day, PM Benjamin Netanyahu
spoke to audiences at national cemeteries about the honor and sacrifice connected to each life lost by a fallen soldier since
the creation of the Jewish State. Netanyahu stressed once again Israel's right to defend itself from the enemies that seek
I found the words that
Netanyahu used to be of great interest.
extend one hand in peace to all our neighbors who wish for peace," Netanyahu said. "Our other hand grasps
the sword of David in order to defend our people
against those who seek to kill us." http://www.unitedjerusalem.org/index2.asp?id=1355453
These statements seem simple enough
and one could quite easily assume the sword of David Netanyahu was referring to is the same sword that Goliath
used and upon Goliath's death became the property of David. This could be, and if it is it would make a great post full
of symbolism, but I would like to point out another quote that Netanyahu gave during his speech and then I will connect the
Netanyahu also stressed the importance
of Jerusalem, saying, "Twice we have paid a heavy price to relieve the siege on Jerusalem - the first time during the War of Independence, and the second time when the city
was bombarded during the Six-Day War. Jerusalem, which was then a withered, divided city, has returned to being a city full
of life." http://www.unitedjerusalem.org/index2.asp?id=1355453
In regards to GOD's
plan, I believe JEHOVAH will cause men (and women) to use certain words, very specific words, unknowingly as they speak of
the things connected to the plan that He has eternally established. It is clear in scripture that the righteous and unrighteous
alike are known to unknowingly speak of future events God has planned and when these words are used, those with an ear to
hear and eyes to see are able by the direction of the HOLY SPIRIT to see with greater clarity the picture of His divine plan.
As this clarity is revealed in accordance with GOD's perfect timing, a better understanding of where we are on the proverbial
time-line of His plan comes into clearer focus.
have coined this as prophesying in ignorance, similar to Caiaphas who unknowingly spoke of the will JEHOVAH had already established
for His SON JESUS CHRIST.
Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, And led him away to Annas
first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel
to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. John 18:12-14
In his speech, Netanyahu could have unknowingly been
speaking of a promise that the Word of GOD prophesied over 2,500 years ago concerning the siege of Jerusalem and Judah and
the divine hand that would intervene upon the nations that attempted to divide the city. It is highly probable that Netanyahu
choose the words of his speech without understanding the complete picture of influence behind their selection. These
words Netanyahu choose to use could be another way that the LORD is mercifully presenting the world (and
principalities, spiritual wickedness in high places) with yet another warning of the authority that HE holds and
the wrath that will surely fall upon those who dare to burden themselves with the lethal weight of Jerusalem.
With that in mind, I would like to now explain what, or more
accurately who, I believe the sword of David could be. When I first read the quote with the "sword of David", my
first thought was immediately JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus is of the seed of David and of the
tribe of Judah and He is the WORD.
It is said
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and
without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth
in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:15
And then in Revelation 19:11-15
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white
horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were
as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He
was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that
with it he should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty
God. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
So we know that JESUS CHRIST is the WORD and that out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, a sword
that is described in Hebrews 4:12 as:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and
of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And even Paul exhorts that the sword of the Spirit is
the Word of GOD in Ephesians chapter 6 verse 17.
is based on this that I feel comfortable connecting the sword of David to JESUS CHRIST, because He is sharper than any two-edged
"sword", He is the WORD of GOD, and He is of the seed of David.
Now to connect the sword of David to the siege of Jerusalem.
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith
the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within
him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will
I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall
be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be
gathered together against it. Zechariah 12:1-3
When looking at these verses in Zechariah
in light of the statement made by Netanyahu about the sword of David, the warning, whether intended by Netanyahu or not, becomes
very clear in regards to the warnings the Word of the LORD has given within His scriptures of this time in which we live and
the events that will quickly follow as nations continue to rise against Jerusalem.
I find it also interesting that the same kind of introduction to the LORD is given in Zechariah as
it is in John.
The Word of the LORD
The Beginning when all things were made
The spirit (life) of man within him
can't say for sure that Netanyahu was prophesying in ignorance. First, I know that he is well versed in the Biblical prophets
and even recently declared the dry bones prophecy concerning the creation of the Jewish State by Ezekiel in chapter 37 as
having been fulfilled. Second, I don't know if there is another individual that comprehends the dire straits facing Israel
today any better than he does and with regards to his knowledge of the Biblical prophets and his understanding that prophecy
is still being fulfilled to this day, it wouldn't be a stretch to believe that he adheres to the belief that JEHOVAH still
has a plan for Israel and Jerusalem and will defend both as the prophet Zechariah foretold. What I do know is that the Bible is clear about what happens when the nations of the world come up in siege against
Jerusalem and Judah as they attempt to pick of the burdensome Cup of Trembling. This is certain even if the words given in Netanyahu's
speech are nothing more than just words.
So either way, the outcome is the same. Those who come up against Jerusalem are cut down by the divine Word, the Sword of David.
The signs continue to come forth. The warnings continue
to be witnessed and herald by the faithful saints of The Word of GOD. Open your eyes you who are blind and see the mercy that
has been extended and lowered by grace from the Highest Throne in heaven. The days are growing shorter and the seconds are
falling fast; the earth will tremble and the heavens will shake at the awesome power of the LORD.
Wake up! There is a reason Yellowstone and the New Madrid are located in the United States of America.
There is a reason for everything in the plan of JEHOVAH.
soon many more geo-related events will take place as the United States of America rallies the world against Israel. The United
States of America is blind to the judgments and warnings that the FATHER is giving. All previous hurricanes, floods, earthquakes,
and volcanoes are just mere tastes of what is to come as this nation is cut to pieces.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication
and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing
afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy
judgment come. Revelation 18:9,10
way to salvation is JESUS CHRIST. He is the only hope of LIFE and the WORD that will eternally preserve.
The disruptive period has begun and these calamities that follow
will carry the world over the threshold of tribulation.