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I love how God uses everything and wastes nothing. My son, who is 8 years old is a Star Wars fan, so the other day we went and bought a lightsaber. He explained to me why he had to have a blue and a green one, but not a red for that is the enemies light saber, he was on the side of Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Obie Won Kenobi. So, after getting a refresher course in Star Wars, because I was a kid when the original came out and we had lightsabers as well, we came home. A couple days later as I was in prayer the Lord spoke to me and said, “It is time to trade in the swords for lightsabers.” At first I thought it was just me making up things in my head, but when I did some research on the word lightsaber, I became more and more convinced this was the word of the Lord and not just Lisa’s hair brain idea.

Here is what I learned about a lightsaber: 1. An elegant weapon; 2. It is used to cut through and blast doors or enemies alike; 3. It is the weapon of a jedi knight (trained warrior); 4. Used for close combat; 5. It can cauterize (removes undesired growths, used for treatment of wounds, stops severe bleeding loss, closes amputations, prevents infection) 6. Can be used to weld metal substances together; 7. Gives off a distinctive hum; 8. Everyone is a little different based on who built it.

As you can imagine my spiritual antenna is now up and I am listening more closely to what the Lord is telling me and I believe the body of Christ. We are according to Ephesians 6 in a spiritual battle that manifests in the natural, but nonetheless it is a spiritual war we are fighting. When swords are used, they are for natural enemies, like we see in Braveheart or Gladiator, with lots of bloodshed and loss of life. But in Star Wars it is a cosmic war, it is more like a spiritual battle and so the weapons we fight with are different than when we are fighting in a physical war. Selah!

Now days later, I realize the lightsaber is our new weapon for this war. It is going to bring healing to those who are bleeding; it is going to sharpen those who are dull; it is going to open doors, defeat enemies and join people together. It will give off a distinct sound of authority that will be heard in the spirit, and each one is going to be a little bit different, because Jesus is the Master Builder and we are his lightsabers. I believe the warriors that have been trained in the word of God, will be the ones who you see and hear in the spirit with lightsabers. They will destroy the enemy with the word of God, while they heal the people with the same word. It is a double-edged sword in the spirit. It destroys the works of the enemy, while healing the wounds of people.

Not everyone will carry a lightsaber, because the old wineskin likes their swords, their harsh words, their promises of destruction. But the new wineskin warriors have been trained with elegant weapons, new lightsabers and they are coming to heal the nations, set the people free, bind up the wounds of those who are bleeding and destroy the enemy in the spirit, not people in the natural. Their words will be kind, compassionate and tender, their love with be fierce, their mission clear and their Commander is Jesus Himself. For those who have been trained and equipped in the desert, in the cave, in the secret place, you know who you are and you know what the Lord said is true, we have traded in our swords for lightsabers, for we are fighting a new war.