SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Scripture: Joel 2:23, Psalm 2
Joel 2:23 says, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.” The Hebrew word for “faithfully” is tsaw-dak and it means, ‘As the ground requires.’ The fruit of the educational system is a culture hardening against God. The younger generation of political leaders consistently espouse a God-hating agenda and pass laws that make perversion legal and Christianity illegal. They champion abortion and consistently support policies that result in God’s judgment on the nation. The antichrist spirit is strengthened in the nation by political leaders who pass anti-church laws. Church leaders contribute by blessing what God abhors. This guarantees judgment on the land for rebellion against God. The hardness of the culture is what dictates the level of anointing made available. When the culture completely hardens itself against God, then the anointing of the Judicial Christ begins to rise upon the church. And all those who are willing to hold fast to the Word refuse to deny the Living Christ. God promises an amazing judicial anointing for those who are faithful to His Word, and He promises judgment for those who are apostate. The former rain and the latter rain together are like the Priestly anointing and the Kingly anointing flowing full-stream in the Body of Christ. This empowers us to deal with the resistance as it hardens. God has more than enough power to meet what we are going to face and fulfill Psalm 2 in the process! Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The Kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take council together against the Lord and against His anointed saying, “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.” God answered, “Yet I have set my King on My holy hill of Zion.” Christ in us is the answer! What do you hear on the Holy Hill?