The Lord is decreeing over the nations, “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty.” I keep hearing it over and over again this morning as I am praying in tongues. “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty.” I know it is a verse, but where, and what is God wanting us to hear today. It is in Zephaniah 3:17, but the exact wording I am hearing is the King James Version. Here is what it says, “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” The Lord is not coming with a hammer to crush the nations, He is not coming in wrath to destroy the world, He is not coming with punishment for our poor choices, no our God is coming to us with joy, love and singing.
“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty.” He is mighty to save us, not with a sword but with a song. Many times we miss the coming of the Lord into our midst as mighty, because we assume how He is coming. We see a battle so we assume a sword; we see an enemy, so we assume a rapture. If we are going to see what God is doing in our day we must change the way we think, so we can adjust the way we see. In past seasons God came as fire on the altar for Elijah to defeat the prophets of Baal; He has come as an East wind so a nation could cross the Red Sea; He has come as a baby in a manger, innocent, pure, vulnerable; He has come in many ways in many generations. But now, He is coming to us with a song, not a sword. He is mighty in the midst of us, not as a man of war, but as a love song.
When we are used to war, fighting, swords, we will find it hard to hear the song of the Lord, that He is singing over us. I encourage you, put your sword down, take off your battle worn armor, and open your ears to listen so your eyes can see. “The Lord thy God in the midst of us is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Can you hear the song of the Lord defeating our enemies?