TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Scripture: Joel 2:3-6
The army Joel describes had fire! Nothing escaped them. They leapt over obstacles. They carried the noise of a flaming fire that raged. They were like strong people set in battle array. Every face that saw them coming was drained of color. This army was called the army of the Lord. Does the church look like this today? Not even close! Why not? We do not have this mentality. We do not have the covenantal understanding of appropriation and the covenantal understanding of releasing divine justice and putting the enemy under our feet. And yet the most oft recorded Psalm in the entire New Testament promises exactly that – “He will make our enemies our footstool.” Jesus’ army has that attitude. Joel 2 describes an army that actually believed Psalm 110. It would take an act of God to raise up a group of people in the church that believed Psalm 110. Psalm 110 is so important to the future of ministry right now that one church I visit is challenging the congregation to memorize it for further emphasis. They are asking each member of their ministry team that represents one of the different five-fold ministry offices to share with the congregation each verse of Psalm 110 and what it means to their heart. They are devoting one Sunday to every single verse of Psalm 110. May we grow to rule in the midst of our enemies! Until Psalm 110 becomes a foundation in our hearts, we will never rise to the level of the army that is needed to execute the end-time harvest. It is critical, it is crucial and the time is now!