Friday, August 30, 2013

Any smiths in the house? 

            Imagine two warriors, enemies of each other, crossed path in a secluded location. What is the first reaction? Each reaches into his sword sheath and draw the sword ready to fight. Imagine while reaching to his side, one of them only found an empty sheath. With a look of horror on his face and sweat running down his cheeks in fear, the only option at this point is to raise both hands in defeat while his enemy's sword is completely drawn ready to strike. So it is in the spirit.   
            Daddy God desires for us to be smiths – no, not Mr. or Mrs. Smith. A smith is a craftsman or one who is skillful. Strong’s concordance interprets the Hebrew meaning of smith as one who is skillful to destroy – a warrior. As children of Daddy God we should always be armed to fight the battle ahead; not just for us but together for each other. Satan does not take vacation neither is there any holidays on his calendar. He continually seeks ways to destroy us and one of the most targeted areas is to darken understanding from the word of Daddy God. Why?  The word is the Sword of the spirit; the word of our testimonies by which we overcome. The word of God is sharper than any two edged sword; hence, it is our weapon against satan and we out to be skilled warriors in that area – smiths in the spirit. It is important especially for leaders as others depend on the smiths to make/deliver the weapons.

1 Samuel 19:1 highlights the importance of being a “smith” in the spirit.

 “Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
            The land of Israel depended on the smiths to make them swords so the absence of smiths left them vulnerable to their enemy, the Philistines, who gloated at the opportunity. Verse 22 says
So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan:
            What a tragedy it is when a child of God is caught without a sword. Think of Jesus when He was tempted by satan. He was ready for battle!-a skilled warrior. Likewise, our swords should always be drawn ready to strike the enemy without mercy. We need to be warriors in the spirit – skillful to destroy the enemy at anytime. I pray there will be no smiths wanting in our lives as children of Daddy God.