(Psalms 148-150, 1 Corinthians 11:16-34)
Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the Lord! (Psalms 149:5-9)
There is something truly powerful about real rest. The people of God are called to wage war, but it can only be accomplished from a place of real rest. Don’t you know that you are called to pull down principalities and strongholds and overthrow demonic kingdoms and schemes? This is our calling. However, it is not by the sweat of our brow. It is not through our planning strategies. It is by the Spirit of the Lord.
From the place of rest, we enter into the Kingdom of the Lord. He has finished the work. We are His witnesses. We behold Him in His glory. This psalmist says that he saw the Lord while still in bed. Talk about rest! Even before we get up in the morning to start our day, this invitation is waiting for us.
Let’s go in! In rest, in full dependence on the Holy Spirit, let us go in to see the Lord as He is. Let us lift up our song to Him and bless Him. And then! And then, let us tear down everything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Let us declare the Word of the Lord over peoples and nations, believing for the fullness of the Kingdom of Heaven to manifest in the earth. All from our beds. Why not? Real rest is a weapon.