“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”

“Each day is a blessing”
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“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”
Psalm 76:3

Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of “It is finished,” was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of “the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.” Behold the hero of Golgotha using his cross as an anvil, and his woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned “arrows of the bow;” trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor! How the diabolical darts fly to fragments, and the infernal bucklers are broken like potters’ vessels! Behold, he draws from its sheath of hellish workmanship the dread sword of Satanic power! He snaps it across his knee, as a man breaks the dry wood of a fagot, and casts it into the fire. Beloved, no sin of a believer can now be an arrow mortally to wound him, no condemnation can now be a sword to kill him, for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ, a full atonement was made for all our iniquities by our blessed Substitute and Surety. Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it, and put it away forever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end. Talk ye of all the wondrous works of the Lord, ye who make mention of his name, keep not silence, neither by day, nor when the sun goeth to his rest. Bless the Lord, O my soul.



9 Responses to “There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”

  1. Maria, a gentle iconoclast says:

    Chris, He’s done it all!!

  2. M.K. Aneal says:

    I love this! 🙂

    • Chris says:

      Me too, M.K. Bless the Lord O my soul! 🙂

      Btw…welcome to my blog. I see that you are following my blog now. Praise the Lord and may God bless you!

      • M.K. Aneal says:

        Amen–and let us never forget all His benefits. 🙂

        Thank you for the welcome! I appreciate it! You had some unique content, so I was obliged to follow. 😀 I look forward to reading more of your posts.

        • Chris says:

          You’re welcome and thank you for the kind comment. I checked out your blog and followed it as well but it seems like you are on a short sabbatical. No matter. Jesus is obviously glorified there and readers will continue to see your posts until you decide to “get back in the saddle.” It’s always a blessing to meet another Christian blogger.
          God’s blessings…

          • M.K. Aneal says:

            Of course! 🙂 Thanks so much for the follow–I terrifically appreciate it. Haha, yes. (I like that word: sabbatical! I need to use that more.) Wow, thank you! That really encourages me immensely. It sure is! God bless my friend; you’ve inspired me today. 😀

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