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Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute on them the written judgment—
This honor have all His saints.
Praise the Lord!

(Psalm 149:6-9)

Psalm 149 is a portrait of what warfare through worship can look like. Worship lifts us up above our circumstances and into the higher dimensions of God. For every demon we face, God gives us a word that acts like a two-edged sword in our hand. This verse, song, or prayer will be our weapon against that demonic strategy. No matter what controls the area we are called to go into, when we sing or pray the word and revelation of God, we release God’s will through worship. The Kingdom of God expands through our behavior. In 1 Samuel 16, Saul benefited from David’s worship. He benefited from David learning to use the two-edged sword to battle the works of the enemy.

Reflect.
Have you gone through a tough time and found the will to worship God anyway? What happened during this time? What made it different from times when you didn’t worship God?

Respond.
Discuss with someone you know the impact of worship on your life during the times of struggle and pain. Pray with them about the battle they are fighting right now.

 

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