SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
Scripture: Isaiah 33:5-6
Isaiah 33:5-6 says, “The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation; The fear of the Lord is His treasure.” What we see in this process is that by walking in holiness we maintain the fear of the Lord and that brings us into justice and righteousness and a reward. As justice and righteousness unfold in us, the anointing of God brings us prophetic knowledge and then the application of it which is wisdom. This in turn causes us to know the season in which we are living and how to apply that wisdom in that season. That brings us stability. We are stable because we know what God is doing and that His outcome will be victorious. That is the platform from which we walk out a righteous path. When the Lord says, “wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times.” We can understand how that works out practically. Prophetic insight is the knowledge. We understand the season. He gives us chapter and verse for the season in which we are living. God says, ‘this is what I am doing in this season.’ Then He unfolds the wisdom. How do I apply that to this situation? Then the Lord applies the understanding of the season in which we are living to the circumstances we have so that His light shines on the path forward. He enlightens our path forward through wisdom which is simply the application of the prophetic understanding we have received about the season we are in. It is really practical and it unfolds supernaturally, but it seems natural because it is so practical. In this promise from Isaiah 33 the Lord takes up His residence on the inside of us. He is exalted for He dwells in us on high. Because He is in us, the wisdom from above comes to us. He has filled Zion with justice that is both judgment and righteousness. Because we walk in righteousness, we have authority to ask for judgment. Wisdom and knowledge become the stability of our times and they transform into the strength of salvation for anyone who will hear. It all starts because the fear of the Lord is the foundation. And those who walk in holiness have that fear! The fear of the Lord is a choice, just like choosing to live in holiness is a choice. God rewards the choice of holiness with the fear of the Lord. This is all borne out of our desire and corresponding behaviors to choose relationship with Him above all else. That brings the prophetic insight. That brings the application and it unfolds in direction. God is amazing in how He operates and He is supernaturally natural!