The New ‘Enforcer’

by Lester Young

Have you ever felt like King David? “Oh, yeah, sure…I wake up every morning looking, feeling and smelling just like a king!” Well…we’ll come back to that in a moment – but, no, I mean like the feeling described in Psalm 119:84. There, the writer was pouring out his complaint to God, saying, “You know, Lord, my days really aren’t all that many down here. I know You see what’s happening to me – how long do I have to wait before You lift a finger and execute some judgment on my behalf?” Ever felt like that?

Here’s the picture: you’re sitting there staring at the Lord…and He’s sitting there staring back at you. You’re sitting there, staring at each other. You’re wondering why He won’t do anything – and doesn’t look like He’s even about to. But you know what? While He’s sitting there, lookin’ at you…He’s wondering exactly the same thing! Then, He finally says, “Look, Kid, didn’t I tell Israel the land was theirs, that I’d given it to them – ‘so go get it!’? (Genesis 12:7; Joshua 1:2-5) Well, I’ve told you the very same thing. Didn’t you get the memo? (Romans 4:13, 16; Galatians 3:13-14, 29) What’re you waiting for?!?”

Psalm 149 lets all the saints of God know that we actually have the honor of ‘executing judgment.’ But, being given such an honor, it’s probably safe to assume there’s also a connotation of ‘responsibility’ that comes along with it. In other words, we not only have the privilege of executing the judgment that’s been written, we’re actually supposed to. How? Verse 6 of that Psalm tells us directly: “Let the high praises of God be in your mouth, and a two-edged sword in your hand (the Word of God).” With those weapons, we’re to “bind the kings (of darkness) with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron” (verse 8).

We’re the ones who’re supposed to be stomping around pushing back darkness and the curse. We’re the ones who’re supposed to be making demands on the covenant that’s already in place and abundantly promises everything we’ll ever need. We’re the ones who’ve been given the right, the authority, the power and the responsibility to execute judgment in our own lives and circumstances. We don’t have to wait for God. He’s already said, “Yeah! Go, already! Go ahead! Go get it! (Finally…sheesh!!!)”

So, move over, Eastwood, there’s a new ‘Enforcer’ on patrol….and he really does smell like a king!

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4 Comments to “The New ‘Enforcer’”

  1. It really is a great privilege and responsibility as well to be the Lord’s hands and feet. When we have a revelation of how God has equipped us to do His work, we will be more bold to live in confidence to serve Him day by day.

    • Yes, it really is all about having the knowledge of God – inside, revelation knowledge. That’s the info that we will take and put to its fullest use, and get the fullest benefit from. As always, thanks Dee!

  2. Christians in general have often succumbed to the attitude of the age – just hand it to me on a silver platter so I don’t have to get up to do anything. I believe the church is beginning to wake up to the fact that we have been commissioned to work. Work? God really expects us to work? It’s time for us all to get moving if we want to be ready for the Lord’s return. There is still a mountain of work to be accomplished and it will be finished. As you said, it’s time to take the land. We need to get those swords polished and those praises rolling off our tongues. To battle! We will take the land.

    • Amen…it will be done – God’s Word will not return to Him void, but it will accomplish everything He wants accomplished! The Lord will work mightily through us! Thanks for stopping by, Diane, always great to have your input.

      Lester

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