Wow. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again! If you’re visiting for the first time, we’re choosing our favorite verses from each book of the Bible. It’s week three… Leviticus! I’ve been looking forward to this, because Leviticus is not the easiest book.
Leviticus 26:7-8 (NIV)–You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
Now, I realize this was spoken to the Israelites in a literal sense, but I also believe God had a dual meaning for us today. We are in a spiritual battle. Sadly, I don’t think enough Christians truly believe that. I feel we’ve forgotten that God has given us His power and granted us victory over the forces of darkness, which we battle ever day (Ephesians 6:12). Can you imagine what would happen if we as Christians truly banded together and truly fought our enemy? What would happen in the church? In the nation? In the world?
This verse means a lot to me, because it reminds me that God has given us victory. We have power through the Holy Spirit. And we have even more power when we are unified. Notice the exponential increase in these verses as we war together.
Here’s another thing (and it could be a stretch, but I believe it with all of my heart), God doesn’t “accidentally” use words. I don’t think he looks back and says, “Huh. Isn’t that a neat coincidence how I said those two similar things.” Notice that our enemies fall by “the sword.” Check out Ephesians 6:17 (NIV): Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. When we learn to pray the Word of God, oh, how God moves! Can’t we, as a church, take that to heart and take back some spiritual ground in this country?
Now it’s your turn. Share your favorite verse in Leviticus in the comments. And if you’re blogging, add a link here and link back to us on your blog. Let’s discuss. Draw your sword!