FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Scripture: Luke 1:26-33
In Luke 1:26-33 we get documented proof that Jesus fulfills Isaiah 9:6,7. Verses 32 and 33 make that very clear! This passage says of Jesus, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God will give Him the Throne of His father David and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever and of His Kingdom there will be no end.” The Kingdom of God in the New Testament is built on the foundation of the way of the Lord that comes through In the Old Testament. It is interesting that the church in the New is referred to as the Way. In several versions of the Bible the church is called the Way. So here we are as recipients of the Kingdom but having had our tradition divorce us from the way of the Lord. Anyone who thinks we can fully represent the Kingdom without doing judgment seriously cripples the development of the church in the heart of God from the Old Testament to the New. If we are going to get serious about the Kingdom based on what was written about Jesus in Isaiah 9:6,7 that He is going to order it and establish it with righteousness and judgment, then we have to accept declaring judgment as part of our future! That means the Kingdom has to be established by judgment and righteousness and unless we walk in righteousness so we can pray judgment we are not establishing the full Kingdom of God. We might be building a kingdom. It is just not the Kingdom of God! So the real question is, what kingdom are we building? Are we building the real biblical Kingdom of God? If we are, it comes by righteousness and judgment restoring the fear of the Lord!