Use your mouth as a weapon of praise against evil! Sing to the Father, He is our Defender! He stood behind the Israelites according to Joshua 6:1-27 as they marched every day once for 6 days around the city Jericho and seven times on the seventh day then blew their trumpets. Then the walls came tumbling down.
Praise the Father and witness the devils flee! David did! He opened his mouth, and spoke what was in the Fathers heart. That's where life, peace, power and healing are found. He will meet you there.
King David was a Psalmist, a musician, he was a warrior, a shepherd, a poet and songwriter for God! He sang these psalms! I love the Psalms, they never get old and to think they were songs of a King appointed by God. David opened up his mouth and sang. He did so unashamedly and the Father loved David so much. He took him from the pasture to the palace. From a shepherd boy to a King. David was a musician and songwriter. He was in love with the Father and wanted nothing more than to please him. It was a real relationship between a Father and a son. David made many mistakes but always admitted his wrongs. Just like King Jesus was there for David, he is here for us now. Lifting us up, encouraging us and promoting us. He speaks to us through his Holy Spirit. Tenderly and gently.
I have posted Psalm 35 below. This shows the warrior and righteous side of David. He's speaking or singing against evil, unrighteousness and God's enemies.
During these unstable times in our nation and as followers of God, we may sometimes feel overwhelmed or mistreated, not just by strangers, but Christians. However, we are not fighting people, we are fighting a spiritual battle. We must pray for our brothers and sisters and those that mistreat us.
Ephesians 6:12 We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world.
I'll end by saying, Let David's words be a safety and encouragement. May God bless us and bless Israel, today and evermore. Please follow and subscribe.
Thank you, Candi
Sang by David
1 Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me;
fight against those who fight against me.
2 Take up shield and armor;
arise and come to my aid.
3 Brandish spear and javelin
against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
“I am your salvation.”
4 May those who seek my life
be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
be turned back in dismay.
5 May they be like chaff before the wind,
with the angel of the Lord Driving them away;
6 May their path be dark and slippery,
with the angel of the Lord Pursuing them.
7 Since they hid their net for me without cause
and without cause dug a pit for me,
8 may ruin overtake them by surprise—
may the net they hid entangle them,
may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
9 Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
and delight in his salvation.
10 My whole being will exclaim,
“Who is like you, Father?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
the poor and needy from those who rob them.”
11 Ruthless witnesses come forward;
they question me on things I know nothing about.
12 They repay me evil for good
and leave me like one bereaved.
13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14 I went about mourning
as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
as though weeping for my mother.
15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
They slandered me without ceasing.
16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;
they gnashed their teeth at me.
17 How long, Yah, will you look on?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions.
18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.
19 Do not let those gloat over me
who are my enemies without cause;
do not let those who hate me without reason
maliciously wink the eye.
20 They do not speak peaceably,
but devise false accusations
against those who live quietly in the land.
21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
With our own eyes we have seen it.”
22 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, my lord.
23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Yahweh and my God;
do not let them gloat over me.
25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
26 May all who gloat over my distress
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27 May those who delight in my vindication
shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,
who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
your praises all day long.