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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 its destruction.

I found the words that Netanyahu used to be of great interest.

"We 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

(emphasis mine)

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 two.

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

(emphasis mine)

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.

Some 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

(emphasis mine)

Praying for Peace

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.

Here's why:

Jesus is of the seed of David and of the tribe of Judah and He is the WORD.

It is said in John,

In 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.

(emphasis mine)

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.

(emphasis mine)

And even Paul exhorts that the sword of the Spirit is the Word of GOD in Ephesians chapter 6 verse 17.

It 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

(emphasis mine)

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.

Both note:

The Word of the LORD
The Beginning when all things were made
The spirit (life) of man within him

I 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.

Very 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

The only 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.

God Bless, daniel