• W. Austin Gardner

His hand clave to the sword


II Samuel 23:10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

  1. Eleazar stood his ground II Samuel 23:9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:

  2. Everyone was gone and the enemy was coming like a flood

  3. Eleazar risks his life for the cause

  4. He knew how to use his weapon

  5. A sword requires great strength

  6. A sword requires great skill

  7. You stand and fight with the Sword of the Spirit

  8. The battle wasn’t new to Eleazar

  9. He fought when others quit

  10. He fought when he was tired

  11. He fought when the battle was long and the sword heavy

  12. It was the Lord that gave the victory I Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

  13. Don’t drop your Sword

  14. We can get tired but we do not quit Judges 8:4 And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.

  15. All of us are involved in the same battle to evangelize the world I Samuel 30:24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike. 25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.

  16. Stick in the battle II Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

  17. Keep your eyes on the Jesus Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  18. Our desire is that the Word of God run and be glorified II Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

  19. Pray and seek out open doors Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

  20. When people get saved they glorify the Word of God Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

  21. Get the Word of God out, it will do its job I Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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