Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Joel 3:10
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Isa 2:4
Some might call this a contradiction. I don’t. There is a time to fight and a time for peace.
Imagine the catastrophe of turning your sword into a plowshare during a time of war.
This is exactly what has happened. The church beat the sword into a plowshare during a time of great spiritual warfare. The enemy advanced deeper and deeper into the territory of the Lord.
The enemy rid the schools of prayer and the church beat more plowshares.
The enemy took innocent lives and the church beat more plowshares.
The enemy attacked Nativity scenes and crosses in cemeteries and the church beat more plowshares.
The enemy legalized immoral relationships and told the church it could not discriminate and the church beat more plowshares.
We need to beat some swords and spears and attack the enemy.
Our enemy is not flesh and blood. Our enemy consists of principalities, powers, and spiritual wickedness in high places.
It’s time to call on the Name of the Lord Jesus and proclaim deliverance. It’s time to take back what the enemy stole. It’s time to restore what was destroyed.
Beat your plowshare back into a sword!