SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
Scripture: Daniel 11:32
Daniel 11:32 says, “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” There is a distinction here among believers in the church. Some in the church will be induced to do wickedly against the covenant and they shall be deceived by flattery. A very important and crucial thing the church needs in the last days is discernment. We desperately need a discerning spirit and must recognize flattery for what it is and look at the spirit behind it. That is why the second half of verse 32 is so exciting! The people who know their God shall be strong and take action. “Know” is the Hebrew word yaw-dah and it means, ‘The ultimate in intimacy.’ Are we walking in that place? “Strong” is khaw-zak and means, ‘To repair, rebuild, strengthen or have courage.’ Do we qualify for khaw-zak? The third part, to “carry out great exploits,” is aw-saw and means, ‘To take action.’ Are we willing to take action? If we are willing to take action then that is really what God is looking for in the last days. The people who know their God and have an intimate relationship with Him talk to Him and He talks to them. There are people who have courage, are willing to repair, rebuild and strengthen others and people who are willing to arise in active resistance toward evil. It is these people that will be exceedingly fruitful in the last days and I trust we will find ourselves in that place. The church must take action by praying against those destroying the land.