THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7
Isaiah 9:7 says, “Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” The government of Christ is supposed to continually increase upon the Throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice. Judgment is the Hebrew word mish-pawt, and means ‘The declaratory pronouncement of a judge.’ This also includes the prophetic proclamation of seers. The Hebrew word tsed-aw-kaw is translated “justice,” and literally means, ‘Conformity to ethical or moral standards.’ It is interesting to note the government of God is only established with the strict boundaries that accompany judgment and conformity to an ethical or moral standard. When there are repeated, purposeful departures from God’s ethical and moral standards, justice is inevitably ordained by Heaven. We occupy the same geography as repeated, purposeful violators and we have biblical freedom and responsibility to judicially respond. Intercession can impact where the Hand of God falls. In the last days we will increasingly move into a great confrontation between the Kingdom of Light and kingdom of darkness. As we approach this season, a church that is unequipped to dictate where the Hand of God falls is one that is thoroughly unprepared for an end-time harvest and may be dangerously close to forfeiting that harvest. The Key of David opens and closes the door. The Key of David determines where the Hand of God falls. Are we prepared to hold and use this key? This should become straightforward Christianity for the end-time church. But is it now? I wish it were!