In Psalm 2:6 it says that God set His king, His Son on Zion. Zion is the place of 24/7 prayer, praise and worship. The scripture goes on to say He is to ask for the nations for His inheritance and that He "break them with a rod of iron" in verse 9.
In Isaiah 14 we find a description of the fall of the King of Babylon. When Babylon is defeated it gives people rest from sorrow, fear, hard bondage and service. Babylon is a type of the worldly system. How Babylon is defeated is revealed in verse 5 where it says "The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers..."
The Hebrew word translated rod and scepter is fascinating. According to Strongs Concordance h7626 it means "a stick (for punishing, writing, ruling), a clan, correction, dart, rod, scepter, staff and tribe. It is used 190 times in the Bible and 140 of those times is translated...... TRIBE! That's used 75% of the time. We could say:
- Isaiah 11:4..."He shall strike the earth with the tribe of His mouth..."
- Psalm 2:9..."break them with a tribe of iron..."
God's ruler's staff, His scepter is the tribe who chooses to lend their lips to God's word. They give voice to God's word on earth as it is in heaven.
Our spiritual war comes from a heavenly war that spilled out onto the earth. It's described in Revelation 12 where Satan goes to make war with the remnant of God's people. This heavenly war is played out through God's people and everyone else who chooses any way other than God's way.