MONDAY, AUGUST 8
Scripture: Luke 4:13, 21-30
When is God ready to go to war? Malachi told us, but so did the New Testament. In Luke 4, we find Jesus in the place where He is given a very unpopular word to speak in His own hometown. In Luke 4:21-27 He spoke it. Once He did, the listeners were so mad, they took Him out to the cliff on the edge of the city in order to throw Him over and kill Him. Verses 29,30 state, “…and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.” Now how can it be firmly in the grasp of people one moment who take Him all the way out to the brow of the hill, intending to throw Him over, and suddenly every person there loses their grip? God the Father went to war over the Son, and every single person there lost their grip. The reason they lost their grip was because Jesus had not finished His race. The Father went to war so that the Son could finish His race. Maybe one of the very first manifestations of war in our lives, is that we pray judicially for people to lose their grip so we can finish our race. What in our lives needs to lose its grip on us so that we can finish our race? Is it a person? Is it a circumstance? Is it a situation? Is it the issue of physical healing? Whatever needs to lose its grip on our life so we can finish our race can be won now! We can and must be victorious over those things that hold grip on us. Ask the God of War to intervene so that we can reach our destiny!