We did spiritual warfare covering our families, our children, our businesses and our church with prayer. We had praise in our mouth and the sword of judgment in our hands, to execute punishment over the wicked enemies who have trespassed into our territories.
Queen Athaliah ruled the land for six years (2Kg 11). She was the daughter of Jezebel. Like mother, like daughter, both were wicked, criminal women. When she discovered that her son is dead, she went ahead to destroy all the royal seed. She then crowned herself as queen. She did not know that the youngest of her husband’s children was still alive, hidden in the temple. This is how Joash survived. He was seven years old when the high priest brought him out from hiding and crowned him as king. The high priest commanded the solders to take their swords and surround the boy king. The command was this:
“Station yourselves around the king, each of you with weapon in hand. Anyone who approaches your ranks is to be put to death. Stay close to the king wherever he goes.” (2Kg 11:8)
Athaliah came to fight and claim her throne. She was killed with the sword instantly.
The Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God spoken under anointing represents the Divine Judgment. It is a symbol of God’s power and authority.
Gideon went to war saying: ‘The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!’ That prophetic proclamation was enough to created confusion in the midst of the enemies and they destroyed one another.
David knocked down Goliath with a stone but perfected its defeat with the sword.
The sword passed thru Mary’s heart. The pain was a revelation of the thoughts of other people’s hearts.
Jesus is our High Priest and His Word is a double edged sword in His mouth. None can defeat it!
The sword of the enemy is slander, wicked words and false witnesses. But the sword of the Lord in our mouth destroys their lesser swords, for God’s judgment on evil is always true and just!
“All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword…” (2Kg 11:20)
We claimed this victory for Warri, Nigeria!
(Ex 32:27; Jdg 7:20; 1Sam 15:33, 31:4; Ps 64:3; 149; Lk 2:35; 12:49-53; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Rev 1:16)