TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:25-29, Deuteronomy 8:18
Ezekiel 34:25-29 says, “I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid. I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore.” God says He will make a covenant of peace with the true believers! He will cause the enemy to cease and He will cause flourishing all around. He will bring forth showers of blessings. The earth shall begin to bring forth bountiful increase and when the earth yields her increase people will know that He is Jehovah, the Judge of all the earth. When God has broken the bands of the yoke and delivered us from those that have enslaved and we are no longer a prey for the nations, He says He will even turn us into a garden of renown. We shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land. We see a contrast here between lack and plenty. God says, as a covenant with My people I give them plenty. We are back to Deuteronomy 8:18 again and it is God who gives wealth to establish His covenant. Isn’t it about time we saw the covenant of God in action. It certainly would appear that God is ready!