MONDAY, August 9
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah said, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Jesus carries the government of God. He bought and paid for it to be extended in the earth. In the great commission He said, All authority using the word “ex-oo-see-ah,” which is the Greek word for government is given to us. Jesus commanded us to, make disciples of all the nations. Jesus gave governmental authority to the church to carry out His ultimate assignment of a harvest of nations. Jesus bought and paid for government. He stripped satan of his authority. He took it and then He imparted it to the church. One of these days we will give an account for what we are doing with that authority. Government by nature is judicial. Delegated governmental authority gives us the right to demand covenant justice everywhere we go. We have a choice when accessing it! We can extend mercy to people and set them free from the effects of their actions or for those who refuse to repent we can call them into account for actions that are destroying our harvest field. This is what Jesus meant when He told the early church, those who do not receive your words take your sandals off, shake them together and tell them it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for them. By neglecting the confrontation part of Jesus’ message, we made the church passive. We have been taught not to use the Kingly anointing. That has to end and it ends now! The government is on Jesus’ shoulders and He is ready for us to represent Him!