MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
Scripture: Isaiah 28:9-12, 17
Isaiah 28:9-12 says, “Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.’ For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, ‘This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,’ And, ‘This is the refreshing’; Yet they would not hear.’” What is the response of the people in this passage? When God points people to the spiritual avenue of rest and refreshing it says here, “…and they would not hear.” Refusing to hear the Word of the Lord has consequences that no God-fearing believer wants to face. Verse 17-19 says, “Also I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the plummet; The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, And the waters will overflow the hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled, And your agreement with Sheol will not stand; When the overflowing scourge passes through, Then you will be trampled down by it. As often as it goes out it will take you; For morning by morning it will pass over, And by day and by night; It will be a terror just to understand the report.” There is a plumbline by which we will all be measured and refusing to hear makes us party to thwarting the purposes of God. Let’s pray in tongues over the church for the opening of their ears to hear the Word of the Lord regarding the judicial side of Christ. What we pray as believers needs to come from the realization that we are at war with darkness. We are at war with the demonic. Praying in tongues will uncover God’s path to war through the darkness. Isn’t it time to pray in the Spirit until we see the zeal come that will bring God’s power on the scene!