II Kings 10:24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
Jehu is going to destroy Baal worship in Israel. He has faked a love for Baal and called all the Baal worshippers to come meet with him and worship. He gets them all in a room. He works at making sure that there are none still present that are not serving Baal.
He then has the men on the outside destroy everyone of these worshippers of a false god.
This seems pretty drastic to us but it was a country still under God’s leadership. It was not a pluralistic country. There weren’t to be several religions with different gods.
Jehu takes drastic measures. People die and a religion is eradicated.
We should take drastic measures as well. We do not kill, for sure, because we know today that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against demonic spirits. We have far greater revelation. We still take drastic measures as we stand for true Biblical doctrine and against false doctrine.
We give our lives, our money, our children to take the gospel, good news of Jesus Christ around the world. We stand for truth today as much as they ever did.
Today however the only sword we fight with is the Word of God!