Praying Psalm 129 this morning wielded a double edged sword of victory from the Lord for us. Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God is living and active sharper than any double edged sword. The word is our weapon in spiritual warfare. Paul says in Ephesians 6:12-18 take the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. The word is a sword that destroys the lies of the enemy and impregnates the believer with truth that builds confidence and defeats the enemy.
Psalm 129 yielded two truths this morning that we need to hear. One is found in verse 2 “Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.” The truth is the enemy has been persecuting us for years. Those atmospheric attacks on your mind; those lies he has told you about other people; those thoughts of hopelessness that nothing is going to change; all persecutions against us, but the Bible says the enemy may persecute but he does not prevail. Jesus said it this way in John 16:33, in this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world. My friends persecution is temporary, God has and will continue to prevail.
The second truth we need to hear today is found in Psalm 129:4 “The LORD is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.” The Lord has cut the cords of the demonic communication; the cords of the networks of destruction; the cords of injustice; the cords of wicked laws and rulings. The Lord has cut the cords of the wicked in two. They are no longer united in their operations, they can no longer function the way they used to. The Lord has cut the cords of the wicked in two.
When I was done praying this Psalm and received these two powerful truths, the Lord said, now take communion and when I did He told me to recognize these two truths in the bread and the wine. Jesus was pierced, persecuted but the enemy did not prevail, this is the bread. Jesus shed His blood and this cut the cords of the enemy of our sin, iniquity and transgression which led to death, this is the wine. Two truths, that we can stand on, for Jesus won the victory and it still applies today!