Updated: Aug 23, 2018
The Lord had recently shown the massive horns He had created in various animals especially the Dall sheep, the Caribou and the Moose which I had a chance to view upclose !. These horns are huge and are used by them in defending itself or protecting it's territory from other enemies.
( HORN - This word is used metaphorically for strength ( Deuteronomy 33:17 ) and honor ( Job 16:15 ; Lamentations 2:3). Horns are emblems of power, dominion, glory, and fierceness, as they are the chief means of attack and defence with the animals endowed with them ( Daniel 8:5 Daniel 8:9 ; 1 Samuel 2:1 ; 1 Samuel 16:1 1 Samuel 16:13 ; 1 Kings 1:39 ; 22:11 ; Joshua 6:4 Joshua 6:5 ; Psalms 75:5 Psalms 75:10 ; 132:17 ; Luke 1:69 , etc.). The expression "horn of salvation," applied to Christ, means a salvation of strength, or a strong Saviour ( Luke 1:69 ). To have the horn "exalted" denotes prosperity and triumph ( Psalms 89:17 Psalms 89:24 ). To "lift up" the horn is to act proudly ( Zechariah 1:21 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain )
Now these horns reminded me of a part in us called the "EGO" or " I ".
This aspect of my nature is used by us to defend , protect and also to strive with each other / God/ Holy Spirit.
We lock horns with our fellow believers, spouses, children and even the Holy Spirit ! We demand our own way and attempt to navigate our own routes. The Strong MAN of PRIDE within seeks its own glory.
The Lord is gracious and has not judged us yet like the Antediluvian folks ! It is of the utmost importance not to resist the Lord and His Spirit and instead "STRIVE WITH GOD".
We must bend our arrogant and selfish " I" into a " C " for Christ. Now that;s like Luke 18:26 -
25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to pass through an eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26Those who