"Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning.” -Zechariah 9:14 (NKJV)
I’ve always been amazed in scripture how in every human encounter, especially battle scenes, there’s always ARROWS but God only used His ONE ARROW. 30,000 enemies? Nah, He still only uses ONE. That's MY God!!!
“Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you.” -Hosea 10:12 (AMP)
We have to do the same things with our hearts. Just imagine a tiller digging up hard dirt to make it soft. (YouTube this if you need to- the illustration really hits home). How much work needs to be done to break up my own heart to where it’s acceptable for nourishment?
The Lord promises that once our fallow ground has been broken up that He will send down the rain! His righteous rain with the right nutrients and moisture that will seep through the newly soft ground.
What do we reap from this? Steadfast love. Love that goes on and on and on and on and is never in short supply.
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." -Jeremiah 17:9-10 (KJV)
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life." -Leviticus 17:11
You could almost equate the Devil with a vampire.... the blood is considered our life source- that’s why Jesus died on the cross, shed His own blood to save our souls. Satan doesn’t really seek to destroy us quickly but rather slowly, methodically, and enough to leave us drained. He wants to suck the life out of us!
Wear your righteous armor people! Everyday is Halloween for him!
I didn’t do a process video for this and I wish I had because the background turned out really good. I’ll try to replicate it sometime soon. I even used a heat gun to melt the vinyl letters.
And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."
-Luke 22:14-20 (ESV)
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