Psalm 59: 5 You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
6 They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go around the city.
7 Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”
8 But You, O Lord, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
Rev 12:15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
Saul died by his own sword. From December word for 2018
It won’t take but a quick observation to see that the battle which rages right now is control for the narrative in the nations to get the people talking. If you get enough people stirred up with a certain narrative, then it doesn’t matter what the Truth is, only what everyone is talking about.
While reading my selected psalms this morning, I felt to STOP at Psalm 59:7 “Swords are in THEIR LIPS! They BELCH (hot air) with their mouth, but swords are in their LIPS! Hot air is in their mouths but a dagger is at the edge of their mouths, positioned to use and thrusted forth by hot air.
The era of Saul is dead. (See December word). Saul died by his own sword (1 Samuel 31). The narrative (what they WANT you to believe and speak) is the sword.
You may or may not have heard this yet, but there is a new phrase, I’m not sure where it began but (a popular artist) made it popular; Dragon Energy. He is on a mission right now to not be silenced or told what to speak or how to think by anyone. I thought of this “Dragon Energy.” While it might be used as a weapon of defense against those who would like to silence conservative or Christian voices, it is still engaging in the battle of words.
The dragon in Revelation 12 has a flood coming out of its mouth. This is a flood of words. I looked up the word Flood in this context; potamos. It means torrent, river, flood of drinking water.
(Hmmmm. I’m not here to do an exegesis on the Word of God, only to write what I hear Him saying THROUGH the Word and anything else He chooses to use – but I think I am hearing Him say that even a flood of drinking water, when it comes out of the mouth of the dragon, will drown, not give life. The word potamos is used, not the word pino, which is the alternate form of the word which means water that refeshes).
Psalm 149 says our high praises are in our mouths while the two-edged sword is in our hands. We are to be found doing God’s will and praising Him, acting on what God has told us and not reacting to the narrative around us.
Psalm 59:12 On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be caught in their pride,
And on account of curses and lies which they utter.
Out of the mouth of our enemy comes sin, and sin fuels the use of words. Out of the mouth of those with “dragon energy” comes a flood of words that doesn’t give life but fights back with carnality. Out of the mouths of the righteous come praise, and words that refresh, give life, speak Truth and come from a heart of purity.
Saul died by his own sword, his own narrative. What narrative do you want coming from your mouth and lips to go forth in this world?