“Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” - Matt. 26:52-54
A disciple, trying to defend the Lord from those who had come to arrest Him, took his sword and cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant.
Jesus makes three pertinent points:
One, that violence begets violence. Jesus taught his disciples to turn the other cheek.
Secondly, He could command heaven’s armies to come to His aid. His meekness, under provocation, was not weakness.
Thirdly, prophecy needed to be fulfilled. No human interference could halt the Divine plan for salvation.
You do not have to be afraid today or in need of a weapon for protection for yourself. There are multitudes of angels ready to protect us. As ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation they will come to our assistance when necessary. We no longer depend on the arm of the flesh, but choose to walk in the spirit.
By the power of the Holy Spirit you are equipped to live above the world’s values and lifestyle.
Those who live lives of rebellion against God, involved in terrorism, crime and murder will finally come to an end, reaping exactly what they have sown.
Life is fragile and needs to be handled with prayer and total dependence upon God.
Dear heavenly Father You know my future from my beginning, there is nothing that You are not aware of about me. Thank You for Your watchful care and protection over me today and continually, in the name of the Lord Jesus.