FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Scripture: Jeremiah 32:19-21, Daniel 4:1-3
Jeremiah 32:19-21 says, “You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings. You have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day, and in Israel and among other men; and You have made Yourself a name, as it is this day. You have brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and with great terror;…” The judicial nature of God arises in verse 19 God rewards people according to their works. Signs and wonders, in the land of Egypt, testify to the Judicial Christ in action. It is still referred to today because we have a right to ask for covenantal signs and wonders today when we face affliction like the early church faced in Egypt. Even in Daniel 4, it is fairly obvious when we read verses 1-3 that God has not changed concerning the issue of signs and wonders. Daniel 4:1-3 says, “To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation.” Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, who ate grass for seven years called his grass-eating days a sign and a wonder. And he proclaimed to all the earth that God rules in the affairs of men. He has dominion in the earth and He executes it through signs and wonders. The Old Testament is very consistent in what it has to say to us. Now what are we going to do with that? It is time to realize that the early church appealed to God and asked for judicial signs and wonders. If they got what they prayed for, why shouldn’t we?