Pursue and Destroy

May 24, 2012

Psalms 18:37-42
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—to the Lord, but he did not answer.
42I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.

Pursue and Destroy

This is the word that I heard this morning and as I  looked it up I came to this passage in Psalm 18.  Like David, most of our lives we may have felt the enemy was always pursuing us, trying to capture and destroy us.  Always coming to kill, steal and destroy, for such is his nature.
The Lord will allow us to be the receipients of the smith’s hand and hammer for only so long.  He will allow Him to afflict in order to shape and mold us in our faith, patience, hope and steadfastness.  Even as Jesus, though He were a Son, learned obedience through the things that he suffered, so we are perfected in our sufferings.  Romans 8 also tells us that if so be that we suffer with Him we shall also be glorified with Him.  There is a day when the pursuer will become the pursued and just as Jesus led captivity captive, so in Him we will become the destroyers of our enemies.

“Today I speak and say, “Your enemies will become as dust beneath your feet.  I will rise up mightily within you and I will show Myself strong on your behalf.  You will no longer be the afflicted, but the pursuers of the unrighteous and the destroyers of the wicked.  Your enemies will become filled with fear as they see My might behind you and they will flee in many directions.
Know this, that I train up my own, not to destroy them, but to make them mighty for battle.  You are My spiritual warriors and I am your Captain that leads you into battle.  Under My banner you shall not fail nor be overcome.  I am strong in you and one of you can put a thousand to flight.
Shrink no longer from your enemy, but face him with the boldness and fierceness of the Son of God.  The enemy was created to be your footstool and to be trampled beneath your feet.  You have all authority and I am the empowerment of that authority.  As you move by My Spirit you shall conquer and destroy and none shall stand against you.  If  you are given over to the enemy it is ultimately for their destruction and not yours.  Even in death, you hold the victory of life and even if they are allowed to touch your body, they can not touch your soul.
Satan thought that He was destroying the Son of man, but in His death, satan was undone and he only destroyed himself.  Through you will be the fulfillment of that destruction and the gates of hell can not prevail against you.
Be bold as lions.  Know and exercise your authority from whom you are in Me.  My sons will light up the darkness and it will flee before them.  Darkness can not overtake light, but light will always dispell darkness.  You are the light in the world, for you carry the treasure of the Son within you.  Take up your torches, pursue and destroy all of the dark places, for I the Lord go before you.”


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