SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Scripture: Isaiah 53:12
What qualifies us to walk in this dimension? We cannot call ourselves to it. It has to be the product of an Isaiah 53:12 moment. What does this look like? Isaiah 53:12 says, “Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.” An Isaiah 53:12 moment is when the Lord comes and says, ‘This is how much I want you to bring into the Kingdom and this is your contribution in your generation.’ David obviously had that prompting because he contributed billions of dollars in silver and gold for the building of the temple. Can we have an Isaiah 53:12 moment? Absolutely! It comes out of God’s promptings and originates in His heart. The assignment and the authority and the anointing come from Him. We must stay focused on our relationship with the Lord. Intimacy with the Lord is born out of our diligent commitment to the Word and prayer. This is where it starts. The Lord will be the one to guide and some of us He will direct into the office of treasurer. It starts when we read the Scripture and ask God, ‘Does my future have something to do with the calling of the treasurer? Jesus, do You intend to divide me a portion with the great, will You divide the spoil with the strong? Do I qualify to be strong? Can I do this?’ The Hebrew word for “strong” is aw-tsoom and it means ‘countless or too much’. Perhaps a person who is strong is one who has chosen to believe that God will not only be ‘too much’ covenantally for us and judicially for His enemies, but will be ‘too much’ in provision that He brings. God is strong and He gives strength. Believing Scripture sometimes requires an active choice, especially when it contradicts what we have always been taught. So will we choose to believe that we can walk there? First we must choose to believe the covenant of Sure Mercy and believe it is for us! If it’s not easy to give a resounding ‘Yes!’ then let’s use our prayer language in earnest! Believing the covenant of Sure Mercy and everything it entails is absolutely essential and using our prayer language can get us there. Then and only then can we walk in the same strength as King David and his mighty men! What does God do to make a man mighty? He fulfills His end of the covenantal bargain. If we seek His will and agree with it, then He brings it to pass in our lives. If we want to represent Christ, the covenant of Sure Mercy and our biblical aw-tsoom have to be the foundation we stand on in prayer! Let’s do it, in Jesus’ name!