What is God’s Hammer?

A reoccurring picture of a hammer can be a little disconcerting. Originally, I saw this as a vision, but now I see the hammer and nail repeatedly. Briefly here is the vision – I see an eye with a type of covering around the edges of the eyelids. Then I see Father God holding a hammer. He picks up a very long nail and hammers it into the eye. Strangely, I did not see any blood; I see the nail literally cover the face of the eye completely, in a sense it is nailing the eye totally shut. The other thing is Father God only hit the nail once, and it shoots into the eye all at once. Like one swift motion to “shut the door” on the eye.

Yes, there is an interpretation, and like the vision, it is very scary. Father God is holding the hammer, this is God’s word. Jeremiah 23 says, “Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the Lord. Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (vs. 28-29) The nail is the next tool, in this case it is a person. God is using his word and his “prophet” to nail something shut. So what is the eye? Well, that is not a great mystery. The eye represents insight, seeing. But as God would not shut the door on true insight, the real kicker here is that this eye is false prophecy – those speaking for God unfaithfully or out of their own souls. Many times the Bible talks about God cutting off prophesy.

“And on that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord.’ And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.” Zechariah 13:2-3

I believe this happens when we take liberties with God’s word and “the word” God is speaking through us. God’s word stands alone, it needs no helper, no defender, for it will defend itself. God’s word really is a hammer and he really is holding the nail because of our frivolous, trivial, low view of the highest Authority. Our unfaithfulness will be corrected with the heaviness of a hammer.

 

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