SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Scripture: Isaiah 11:3-4
Isaiah 11:3-4 says, “His delight is in the fear of the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.” The reason we want to say yes to the fire is so that we can actually live to see verses three and four in action. Where we no longer judge by the sight of our eyes nor decide by the hearing of our ears but judge with the righteousness of Christ. We judge the poor and decide with equity or with justice for the meek of the earth. When we strike with the rod of our mouth in prayer, the anointing of the God-inspired words on our lips will slay the wicked. Now that is a place to walk in the last days. If we are going to invest our time in going to church, let us invest it in a future that has this promise in it, otherwise we are just playing church. Why go to church for a counterfeit Jesus? The real Jesus has a Rod in His mouth and is not afraid to use it. When He strikes, people fall on their face! You and I can only walk in that place chaff-free! The only way into the place of power is to yield to the path of the Spirit! The Holy Spirit is relentless in pursuing purity! Are we ready to get serious with God about His preparation? Joseph did not have any choice. He was sold into slavery, betrayed in Potipher’s house and finally thrown into prison. Joseph’s fires did not get better, they got worse. I can hear the voice of man saying, I did not sign up for this! I know that is the challenging part of this proposition, we were promised an entirely different Jesus in the pulpits of many of our churches. Well, it is time to grow up and realize that many of the places we have been we were fed only milk and did not move on to eat the meat of the Word that is essential for maturity. Many of us were given a gospel that majored on health and wealth, and minored on pure and endure! There is nothing wrong with health and wealth. Joseph walked in health and wealth after “pure and endure” were demonstrated. If our Bible promises the word of our lips will slay the wicked, then we want it. Choose the fire so we can qualify to see a day where the Truth from our lips shall slay the wicked. Can we say YES to the fullness of God’s preparation?