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 heard this asked,“Who then can be saved?” 27But Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
The Lord has not given us our horns of power and dignity for us to gloat and show off our amazing abilities. He has installed these things for us to exalt HIM, HIS ABILITIES , HIS WISDOM , HIS POWER . I must die that HE lives.
Unless we live, breathe and move in the SPIRIT our ego will not bow to HIM. The " me " this evil within will atempt to circumvent the DEITY and LORDSHIP of ADONAI till our final breath. It will lead me in to the paths of pain and despair.
When we seek the Lord , He shows us the massive antlers ( selfishness , ego , pride ) bound within me. These often stem from bitterness, unfulfilled expectations, damaged past, jealousy and envy, abuses of various types.
ACTS 8:22,23 22Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart. 23For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and captive to iniquity.”
The solution is His ANOINTING. The Holy Spirit enables us to cast our crown and horns before the KING who permitted those thorns to pierce His Horn. His bleeding scalp shows us the LION who became a LAMB.
Even as the little horn of ANTICHRIST ( self) DEFIES GOD, the MIGHTY HORN of DAVID creates POWER in HUMILITY and DEIFIES the TRUE KING.
The Lord transforms my EGO and PRIDE into humility and exalts my HORN to display His MAGNIFICENCE. He creates a whole new extra DIMENSIONAL being called the "UNICORN" :-) He renews this new creation. That's when we can sing like Hannah or David " O LORD you have exalted my horn"
Let's display our HORNS to show case the MIGHT of THE TRINITY ! We belong to Him and we stand in HIM. We are always found IN HIM- the ARMY of GOD. This MIGHTY POWER / UNCTION of the SPIRIT is our SOLE constant companion against the FOES of darkness. He saves my SOUL from the BLACK HOLE of impending WORDLINESS. AMEN !