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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth. (Micah 4:13)
David claimed the Lord was the horn of His salvation. Micah tells us God will make of iron the horn of the daughter of Zion.
Horns are referred to over thirty times in the Old Testament and one time in the New, usually referring to strength and majesty..
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; (Luke 1:69)
Since animal husbandry was an important occupation of the Israelites they thought much about the power of the horn to accomplish the will of the animal. Without a horn the animal was rendered helpless.
A lady in our church raises sheep. Janet told us of a recent incident. Some dogs broke into a pen and attacked a lamb. The lamb was defenseless. She has no horns.
Very shortly a ram came to her defense and the dogs fled for their lives. You would too if a ram came charging at you. But who would run from a charging lamb?
Lambs do not bite so they are helpless without horns.
If you have no horns Satan is not afraid of you. The churches of today are largely without horns. They pray, and sometimes talk in tongues. But the devil manages to hang around. Have you noticed that? He is not afraid of lambs that make religious noises.
But when the righteous resist Satan he flees in disarray. Why is this? It is because the righteous have horns—horns of iron!
The powers of Hell are filling the United States. Little by little the wicked are exerting their power in the government at various levels. Immoral practices that a century ago would have been crimes and produced public outrage are now protected by law and more or less accepted by an apathetic public.
The Christians fret themselves because their values are being despised. But they do not have horns much less horns of iron.
What are we to do? We are to humble ourselves, to pray, to seek God's face, to turn from our wicked ways. We are raging at the government and the Supreme Court because of the unrighteousness of the laws they are establishing. But we are going to wait a long time for the government and the Supreme Court to humble themselves, pray, seek God's face, and turn from their wicked ways!
It is we Christians who are the problem. It is we who must pray, seek God, and repent of our sins. When we do God will hear from Heaven, forgive our sins, and give us horns of iron. Satan will flee. Then God will heal our land.
We are not fighting flesh and blood and so the weapons of the world and the flesh are worse than useless. But the prayers of the righteous possibly could turn the nation around—if it is not too late!
When a bull decides what God's will is he lowers his head and paws the ground. Then he rushes forth to do what he esteems to be correct and profitable.
God give us horns of iron!
And we thought only the devil had horns!