Psalms 149:6
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6  with paeans to Hashem in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,

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ו  רוֹמְמוֹת אֵל בִּגְרוֹנָם וְחֶרֶב פִּיפִיּוֹת בְּיָדָם׃

149:6   And two-edged swords in their hands

Israel wants to live in peace in the Promised Land, but sometimes they are threatened by nations attempting to destroy them and their country. Israel can respond with might or with spirit, and it must do both, because each response is insufficient on its own. Psalm 149 emphasizes the true synthesis of power and prayer. This verse reminds us of the judge, Ehud the son of Gera, who, after killing the king of Moab with a double edged sword, rallied the People of Israel to fight, shouting “Follow me closely, for Hashem has delivered your enemies, the Moabites, into your hands” (Judges 3:28). The men Ehud rallied sought to elevate God’s name in the world, eradicate evil and bring justice to the land. This is the message of the penultimate chapter in the book of Psalms.

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  • 149:6 A two-edged sword in their hand

    Israel, like most nations wants to live in peace. However other nations sometimes do not think that way. When they see another nation prosper in there peace and grow because of it, well they grow jealous and wish to have in this case what Israel had. However they did not understand that Israel had here peace and prosperity because of God's love for Israel and Israels love for there Father God. Israel secret strength besides God was also however God given, it was strength with Might & Spirit.
    Either alone was just not enough to work without the other. But in combination, and with the Spirit of God as the glue. well then you have a mighty force of the Grace of God behind you, indeed.

    We are also told of Ehud the son of Gera, who, after killing the king of Moab with a double edged sword no less. With a rallying battle cry , cried out to his men follow at me, for the Lord thy God has delivered your enemies into our hands. These men were singers and fighters we are told and I can understand with there battles cries they muster the men and they filled there hearts with the joy of God for they knew there war was just and a noble one. They sang out there victory even before they won, for they knew God would not desert them. That is true faith my friends. True faith in God, indeed.

    God's name is lifted up high in the world, a name that needs never to be forgotten. Even though the world will desperately try to destroy it. And I do not understand in my own heart why. God's name will destroy evil and bring justice to the world. But the world is fighting back these days with all its strength and evil ways. Israel is surrounded by it's enemies. However God is providing signs to us that He is near to Israel and his hand is upon the shoulders of all those who believe and Love the God of Israel.The Nation of Israel and Love the People of Israel all so much. For the God of Israel is Alive. The people of Israel know this in there hearts and souls, it is no secret, well perhaps to Her enemies who will be very surprised. May God Bless you Israel, Forever and Always, Amen. Carl

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