My best girlfriend, whom I treasure dearly; told me a peculiar saying “even angels carry weapons” when we were talking recently. Angels carrying weapons?? lol. Not playing a harp, saving humans that are on the brink of danger, comforting those who grieve. Sounded crazy to me. However, when researching I did find verses that referred to angels carrying weapons to carry out God’s will, battling evil. Amazing!
Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. Numbers 22:31
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side …of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. e. e. cummings
So, if angels carry weapons – how can this apply to us? Sometimes even easy going, “not going to ruffle feathers” kind of people have to “raise our proverbial sword” to do battle for ourselves against Satan. To fight for God’s will in our lives. It means to fight for what’s right! Its ok to guard ourselves against people in our life that can’t accept, respect God’s will for our lives – God wants us to protect ourselves to be effective for him.
Thank you Charmayne – for teaching me a new saying, making me laugh and putting things in perspective. Love you chick!
Father God – Thank you so much for showing us Your Will in our lives – through Your Word, communication with You. Help us to feel Your strength when we have to fight against others to do Your Will in our lives. Help us to understand that you want us to have positive people in our lives that will ENCOURAGE us to be closer to you. Help us to claim Your favor in our lives. Amen.